Tennessee’s offense has come to life at LP Field. After a slow start to the game, Jake Locker drove the Titans 64 yards on five plays, culminating in a 7-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington to give the Titans a 7-6 lead with 10:53 remaining in the second quarter.
Locker started the drive by finding Kenny Britt for 18 and 16 yards on back-to-back plays. That loosened the defense for Chris Johnson, who ripped off a 19-yard run, followed by a four-yard run leading up to Washington’s TD.
Locker is now 5-of-6 passing for 58 yards and a TD, good for a 146.5 passer rating. Chris Johnson has rushed seven times for 37 yards. Britt has two receptions for 34 yards and Washington a pair of catches for 19 yards.
UPDATE: Locker played early into the third quarter before giving way to Ryan Fitzpatrick, finishing 11-of-13 for 133 yards and a TD (134.9 passer rating). He was sacked three times and did not throw an interception. It was exactly what the doctor ordered for Locker, who wants to build momentum heading into the regular season opener at Pittsburgh in two weeks.
“We started off a little slow. We didn’t get a whole lot of plays in the first quarter, but we really came back in the second quarter,” Locker said. ”I think we controlled the ball, controlled the line of scrimmage. We were able to do really well in the play-action game, moved the ball down the field and were able to put some points on the board.”
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