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November 3, 2012

Tennessee rallies to edge Troy 55-48 in shootout

— KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marlin Lane rushed for a tiebreaking 9-yard touchdown with 1:25 remaining Saturday as Tennessee rallied to edge Troy 55-48 in a game that featured 1,439 combined yards in total offense, the most ever in a Tennessee football game.

Tennessee (4-5) gained 718 yards, the most in school history. Troy compiled 721 yards, the most ever by a Tennessee opponent.

Justin Hunter caught nine passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including a 46-yarder that tied the game with 2:54 remaining. Hunter's third touchdown came just 20 seconds after Eric Thomas had put Troy ahead with a 67-yard reception, his second touchdown.

Tennessee's Tyler Bray went 29-of-47 for 530 yards and five touchdowns, setting career highs in the latter two categories. Cordarrelle Patterson caught nine passes for 219 yards and a touchdown.

Deon Anthony threw two touchdown passes and Shawn Southward ran for two scores for Troy (4-5).

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