Vols hammer Georgia St. 51-13

Vols hammer Georgia St. 51-13

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STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE (AP) - Justin Hunter tied a school record Saturday by catching three of Tyler Bray's four touchdown passes, as Tennessee trounced Football Championship Subdivision program Georgia State 51-13 in its home opener Saturday.

Hunter caught eight passes for 146 yards in his second game back for Tennessee after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last September.

A Tennessee player had caught three touchdown passes in a game eight previous times, most recently by Chris Hannon in a 59-21 victory over Mississippi State in 2003.

Bray went 18 of 20 for 310 yards and completed his last 13 passes, the third-longest streak in school history. His other touchdown pass was a 19-yarder to Mychal Rivera.

Rajion Neal added two touchdown runs for Tennessee, which broke the game open against the Panthers (0-2) when Hunter scored twice in the last 4 ½ minutes of the first half.

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