Lane's big game carries Orange to 17-14 win over White

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UT release) -- Marlin Lane rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Orange team to a 17-14 victory in the DISH Orange and White Game on Saturday afternoon in Neyland Stadium.
The game began with scoring drives on the first two possessions.

Lane gave the Orange team a 7-0 lead with a 19-yard run on the opening drive of the game, which went 56 yards in six plays.

The White team, made up of the first-team offense and second-team defense, responded with a five-play, 75-yard scoring drive of its own. Quarterback Tyler Bray connected on a 51-yard pass to Da'Rick Rogers down to the Orange 3-yard line.

Rogers very nearly scored, but cornerback Justin Coleman tripped him up just shy of the end zone.

Rajion Neal, who returned to running back this spring after spending time as a receiver last season, scored two plays later.

The teams appeared to be headed for a 7-7 tie at halftime, but Lane broke free on a draw play at the end of the half for a 39-yard touchdown run and a seven-point lead for the Orange team, which featured the Vols' first-team defense and second-team offense.

The White scored on its only third-quarter possession (quarters were shortened to 10 minutes for the second half), thanks to a methodical 11-play, 70-yard touchdown drive capped by a 1-yard pass from Bray to tight end Mychal Rivera.

Bray, who struggled in last year's Orange and White Game, was solid on Saturday, completing 14 of his 26 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.

The Orange team put together one last scoring drive, this one lasting more than 5 minutes, that ended with Derrick Brodus' 37-yard field goal with 9:04 left in the game.

The White team couldn't answer on either of its last two possessions in the fourth quarter. As a result, members of the White team will eat hot dogs with chips and water with no ice during a team meal Sunday. Members of the Orange team will eat steak.

Saturday's scrimmage marks the end of the Vols' third spring practice under Dooley.

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