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).
Even though things continue to get tougher the further you go in the playoffs, none of the five area teams still remaining would give up their spot as they prepare for Friday night’s quarterfinal action.