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Tennessee scores 16 points in 38 seconds (VIDEO)

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has been quietly confident about his 2012 Vols and we finally found out why during a 38-second span against N.C. State on Friday.

After the Wolfpack took a 7-6 lead with about 5 minutes remaining in the quarter, the Volunteers went a on 16-point barrage in 38 seconds to take a 22-7 lead.

Here's how it all went down:

In the final minutes of the first quarter, Vols quarterback Tyler Bray threw a bomb to Zach Rogers for a 72-yard touchdown. On N.C. State's ensuing drive, Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt sacked Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon, who fumbled the ball out of the end zone for a safety.

[Dan Wetzel: Boise St. coach Chris Peterson has a hard time dealing with losses]

Just a couple seconds later, after Tennessee got the ball back on the kickoff following the safety, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson took an end-around 67 yards for the final score of the quarter. He outraced N.C. State's best defensive back David Amerson and made people around the state of Tennessee ask, "Da'Rick, who?"

[Related: Stanford survives San Jose State in first game post Andrew Luck]

The Da'Rick in question is former Tennessee receiver Da'Rick Rogers, who was indefinitely suspended last week and ended up transferring to Tennessee Tech. Rogers was an All-SEC receiver, but Patterson looks just as good, if not better, than the Vols former leading receiver.

By the end of the quarter, Patterson had 129 total yards of offense and two touchdowns.

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