Tennessee survived Appalachian State on Thursday night, but it took a timely fumble recovery from Jalen Hurd to make it happen.
Tennessee struggled with Appalachian State all night - generating just 319 yards of offense. But the Vols made just enough plays to push the game to overtime. The winning score will be talked about at the water cooler on Friday.
Tied at 13-13, quarterback Joshua Dobbs, facing a 3rd-and-goal from the Mountaineers' 2-year-line, took off for the end zone, but was speared right before reaching the goal line. As he was hit, he dropped the ball - leading to a scramble in the end zone. Running back Jalen Hurd emerged with the football, putting the Vols up a score.
The Mountaineers were unable to convert on their ensuing possession.
No, it wasn't a pretty win for Tennessee - but in college football, it doesn't really matter. Tennessee next gets Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway.