Poole shines in Vols' first scrimmage

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tauren Poole broke a 49-yard run in the first play of Tennessee's first scrimmage of fall camp and scored a few plays later on a 13-yard run.

Coach Derek Dooley credited the Volunteers' offense Tuesday for being more prepared than the defense.

Matt Simms completed 9-of-21 for 80 yards and a 3-yard touchdown to Luke Stocker, and Tyler Bray threw 11 for 22 for 153 yards and hit Denarius Moore on a 49-yard touchdown pass.

Moore's 85 yards on five catches led wide receivers. Freshman Justin Hunter caught three passes for 56 yards.

Freshman linebacker John Propst led the way with five tackles, while converted defensive back Marsalis Teague added four. Redshirt freshman cornerback Eric Gordon, who forced a fumble that was recovered by Nick Reveiz for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee Scrimmage Statistics for Aug. 10, 2010

Rushing Leaders
No. Yards TD Long
Poole 2 62 1 49
Oku 8 37 0 13
Williams 4 14 0 6
Neal 6 14 0 7

Passing Leaders
Comp-Att. Yards TD Long
Simms 9-for-21 80 1 30
Bray 11-for-22 153 1 49

Receiving Leaders
No. Yards TD Long
Moore 5 85 1 49
Hunter 3 56 0 28
Rogers 3 18 0 18
Oku 3 15 0 15
Jones 1 30 0 30
Stocker 1 3 1 3

Defensive Leaders
Propst 5 tackles
Teague 4 tackles
Fowlkes 4 tackles (1 TFL, -2 yards)
Wolf 4 tackles
Johnson 3 tackles
Frazier 2 tackles (1 sack, -6 yards)
Miller 2 tackles (1 TFL, -3 yards) (1 sack, -8 yards)
Bohannon 1 tackle (1 sack, -8 yards)

Field Goals
Lincoln 1-1 30 made
Palardy 0-2 42 blocked, 40 missed

PATs
Lincoln 2-2

Punting No. Yards Long Av.
Cunningham 3 134 47 44.6
Darr 2 99 50 49.5
Palardy 2 89 46 44.6

Starters

Offense – Tackles Dallas Thomas and Ja’Wuan James, Guards Jarrod Shaw and JerQuari Schofield, Center Cody Pope, Tight End Luke Stocker, Wide Receivers Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore, Fullback Ben Bartholomew, Tailback Tauren Poole, Quarterback Matt Simms.

Defense – Ends Chris Walker and Malik Jackson; Tackles Montori Hughes and Arthur Jeffery; Linebackers LaMarcus Thompson, Nick Reveiz and Herman Lathers; Cornerbacks Art Evans and Eric Gordon; Safeties Prentiss Waggner and Brent Brewer.


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