Vols' Tyler Bray to start against Memphis

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- Tennessee freshman Tyler Bray will make his first start at quarterback when the Volunteers travel to Memphis on Saturday night.

Coach Derek Dooley says he feels starting Bray is the best thing for the team right now, but hasn't ruled out playing junior Matt Simms against the Tigers.

Bray replaced Simms in the third quarter of Tennessee's 38-24 loss to South Carolina on Saturday after Simms fumbled for a second time. Bray's first pass attempt was intercepted by Devin Taylor and returned 24 yards for a touchdown.

He finished the game 9-for-15 for 159 yards and threw his first two career touchdown passes to tie the game at 24 points early in the fourth quarter.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Kingsburg, Calif., native had played in relief of Simms in three other games.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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