By BETH RUCKER
AP Sports Writer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Simms threw a 25-yard touchdown to
Denarius Moore on Tennessee's first play of double-overtime as the
Volunteers beat Alabama-Birmingham 32-29 on Saturday.
The Vols (2-2) had held a 23-7 lead at halftime. But the Blazers
(1-3) staged their second major comeback in two weeks as David
Isabelle found Frantrell Forrest on a 27-yard touchdown strike and
ran for 6 yards for another score and Bryan Ellis hit Jeffery
Anderson on two 2-point conversions.
UAB's Josh Zahn, who missed four field goals in regulation,
connected on a 35-yard field goal in the first overtime and a
21-yarder in the second to take a 29-26 lead. Daniel Lincoln kicked
a 40-yard field goal for Tennessee in the first overtime.
The Blazers dominated in nearly every category. They picked up
544 yards compared to the Vols' 287 yards, had eight more first
downs and converted seven more third down attempts.
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