Down-to-the-wire weekend for Tennessee football
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a down to the wire kind of weekend for Tennessee football.
The Tennessee Titans blocked a New Orleans Saints field goal attempt and then scored in overtime to snap their six game losing streak with a 34-28 victory Sunday.
Rookie Marcus Mariota passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including the winning 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime.
In Knoxville on Saturday, Jalen Reeves-Maybin recovered a fumble deep in Tennessee territory with 32 seconds remaining to preserve the Volunteers' 27-24 triumph over South Carolina.
Also Saturday in Murfreesboro, Brent Stockstill threw for 353 yards with three touchdown passes to lead the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders to a 27-24 triple-overtime upset victory against Marshall.
The Raiders blocked a Marshall 39-yard field goal attempt in the third overtime to seal it for Middle Tennessee.