Tennessee 49, Memphis 28

Nov. 10, 2001 at 5:44 PM
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Casey Clausen passed for five touchdowns -- three to Donte' Stallworth -- as sixth-ranked Tennessee continued its dominance in November with a 49-28 victory Saturday over Memphis.

The Volunteers (7-1) have won both of their games this month, improving to 62-3 in November since 1985. They have a chance to improve on that mark with upcoming games against Southeastern Conference doormats Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

On Saturday, Clausen made sure the Volunteers would continue their November success, throwing touchdown passes of 17, three, 33, 14 and 35 yards. He went 22 of 35 for 298 yards with one interception.

Sparked by Clausen, the Volunteers had a relatively easy time with their intrastate rivals who had given them trouble of late. The previous two games between the teams were decided by a total of three points. Tennessee improved to 18-1 in the all-time series.

Stallworth, who has been overshadowed by freshman sensation Kelley Washington, had touchdown receptions of 33, 14 and 35 yards. He finished with seven catches for 142 yards.

Travis Stephens added 114 yards rushing for the Volunteers, who held a 42-7 lead entering the fourth quarter before Memphis scored 21 straight points to make the final score respectable.

Danny Wimprine passed for two touchdowns for Memphis (4-5).

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