Final Score: Tennessee 35 - N.C. State 21
Tennessee scored 16 points in 38 seconds late in the first quarter to take an early lead in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. It was a game that the Vols would never relinquish.
Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vols it was his seventh career 300-yard passing game. Junior college transfer wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stole the show, catching six passes for 93 yards and one touchdown, and rushing twice for 72 yards and a touchdown.