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.
Patterson, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver who transferred to from Hutchinson 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.
Tennessee scored 16 points on two touchdowns and a safety in a span of 38 seconds late in the first quarter.
Mike Glennon threw four interceptions with one touchdown for North Carolina State.
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