After making a change at quarterback and ending a losing streak at Memphis, the Vols were still yet to prove they could be successful against the SEC and still needed to win out to earn bowl eligibility. In the game that would determine whether anything could be saved of the 2010 season, Ole Miss took the opening kickoff and drove to the UT 37, but elected to punt on fourth down. Off the touchback, freshman Tyler Bray took his first snap as the starting quarterback in Neyland Stadium...and it was a memorable one. This play's good fortune was only exceeded by the impact it had on the game and the season: the Vols took the momentum from this score and routed Ole Miss 52-14 en route to bowl eligibility.
The Vols took a 20-0 lead into halftime in the season opener, then looked to put the Skyhawks away early in the third quarter. On 2nd and 6 near midfield, Tennessee unleashed the end around play they would go back to several times during the year, but this one was by far the most successful. Moore - whose diving touchdown against Georgia made the final four in this bracket last year - again showed off great athleticism and body control, the first of many 2010 highlights for the senior wideout.