Titans Get Seven Sacks in 17-10 Win Over Jacksonville

College Football FanaticCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2008

David Garrard was sacked seven times by the Tennessee Titans' defense in a 17-10 opening day win for Tennessee over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Garrard couldn't seem to escape the Titans' D, completing 23 of 35 passes but throwing two crucial picks and getting sacked seven times. The Jaguars had a rough day on offense, running for only 33 yards (they were the second best rushing team in the AFC last year) and getting just 187 yards overall. They looked nothing like the team that was supposed to challenge Indianapolis for the AFC South title.

Chris Johnson had a good first game for the Titans, picking up 93 yards on 15 carries and catching three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown. Vince Young had a rough day, going just 12-for-22 for 110 yards. He got one TD but threw two picks.

In the fourth quarter, Young took a hard hit from the Jaguars' Daryl Smith and Young limped off the field. Young was seen on crutches after he was evaluated, but Coach Jeff Fisher said that he doesn't think the injury is serious. He also said that Young's knee eased up after the game, but he was still moving very gingerly in the locker room afterwards.

Tennessee struck first with a 47-yard field goal by Rob Bironas in the first quarter, but Jacksonville came back in the second quarter with a one-yard TD pass from Garrard to Greg Jones. Before the half ended, Johnson caught a seven-yard TD pass from Young to give the Titans a 10-7 lead.

LenDale White added a TD for the Titans in the fourth quarter to make it 17-7. Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee hit a 27-yarder with two minutes left to cut it to 17-10, giving us our final score.