ATLANTA -- Cordarrelle Patterson scored two first-quarter touchdowns one a 41-yard catch, the second a 67-yard run and Tennessee beat North Carolina State 35-21 on Friday night in the opening game for both teams. <br />
Patterson, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver who transferred to from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, played like a star in his Tennessee debut. Patterson had six catches for 93 yards as the Vols won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game. <br />
Tennessee (1-0) scored 16 points on two touchdowns and a safety in a span of 38 seconds late in the first quarter. <br />
Mike Glennon threw four interceptions with one touchdown for North Carolina State (0-1).
Behind a complete game from former Major League right-handed starter Brad Penny and a four homer attack, the Charlotte Knights whipped the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 11-2 on Friday night in the second game of the day/night doubleheader at BB&T Ballpark.
Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.