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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Tennessee 41, Houston 38
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, January 3, 2021
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Shawn Hochuli
Attendance: 12504
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Tennessee 314141041
Houston 36191038
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 45 14:33 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 17-C. Hansen.
2 and 10 - HOU 45 14:29 4-D. Watson pass to 17-C. Hansen for 4 yards.
3 and 6 - HOU 49 13:48 4-D. Watson rush for 4 yards.
4 and 2 - TEN 47 12:54 PENALTY on Houston, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at TEN 47 - No play.
4 and 7 - HOU 48 12:41 9-B. Anger punts 42 yards, fair catch by 14-K. Raymond.
1Q 12:33 Tennessee
1 and 10 - TEN 10 12:33 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 21 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 31 12:10 22-D. Henry rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - TEN 34 11:37 22-D. Henry rush for 8 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 42 10:58 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
2 and 10 - TEN 42 10:53 22-D. Henry rush for -3 yards.
3 and 13 - TEN 39 10:07 PENALTY on Tennessee, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at TEN 39 - No play.
3 and 18 - TEN 34 9:45 17-R. Tannehill pass to 86-A. Firkser for 6 yards.
4 and 12 - TEN 40 9:11 6-B. Kern punts 46 yards, 16-K. Coutee returns for 2 yards.
1Q 9:01 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 16 9:01 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - HOU 19 8:24 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
3 and 6 - HOU 20 7:43 4-D. Watson pass intended for 13-B. Cooks, INTERCEPTED by 37-A. Hooker at HOU 33, returned for 2 yards, forced out of bounds.
1Q 7:36 Tennessee
1 and 10 - HOU 31 7:36 22-D. Henry rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 29 6:58 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
3 and 8 - HOU 29 6:52 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
4 and 8 - HOU 29 6:46 2-S. Sloman 47 yard field goal is GOOD.
TEN 3    HOU 0    Plays: 4    Possession: 0:50
1Q 6:41 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 66 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 23 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 22 6:35 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 30 6:02 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
3 and 1 - HOU 31 5:29 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 33 4:58 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 42 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 4:23 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 7 yards. PENALTY on Tennessee, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at TEN 25 - No play.
1 and 10 - TEN 20 4:09 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 31-D. Johnson.
2 and 10 - TEN 20 4:06 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
3 and 7 - TEN 17 3:25 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 9 yards.
1 and goal - TEN 8 2:38 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 31-D. Johnson.
2 and goal - TEN 8 2:35 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 2 yards.
3 and goal - TEN 6 1:49 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 88-J. Akins.
4 and goal - TEN 6 1:45 7-K. Fairbairn 24 yard field goal is GOOD.
TEN 3    HOU 3    Plays: 11    Possession: 4:56
1Q 1:42 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 1:42 22-D. Henry rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - TEN 27 1:05 PENALTY on Houston, Neutral Zone Infraction, 5 yards, enforced at TEN 27 - No play.
2 and 3 - TEN 32 0:48 22-D. Henry rush for 8 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 40 0:07 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 8 yards.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Tennessee continued...
2 and 2 - TEN 48 15:00 22-D. Henry rush for 52 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2-S. Sloman extra point is GOOD.
TEN 10    HOU 3    Plays: 4    Possession: 1:51
2Q 14:51 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 63 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 22 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 24 14:44 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 14:05 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 45 13:29 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard.
3 and 2 - HOU 46 12:44 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 2 - HOU 46 12:36 Punt formation, direct snap to 2-A. McCarron, pass to 11-S. Mitchell for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 34 11:47 31-D. Johnson rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - TEN 28 11:11 31-D. Johnson rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 18 10:28 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (42-B. Reed).
2 and 17 - TEN 25 9:43 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards, ran out of bounds.
3 and 10 - TEN 18 9:03 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (58-H. Landry III).
4 and 17 - TEN 25 8:19 7-K. Fairbairn 43 yard field goal is GOOD.
TEN 10    HOU 6    Plays: 11    Possession: 6:32
2Q 8:15 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 8:15 17-R. Tannehill pass to 84-C. Davis for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - TEN 26 7:34 17-R. Tannehill rush for 10 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - TEN 36 6:59 22-D. Henry rush for 16 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 48 6:23 17-R. Tannehill pass to 84-C. Davis for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 29 5:48 22-D. Henry rush for 28 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and goal - HOU 1 5:16 Direct snap to 22-D. Henry, 22-D. Henry rush for -3 yards.
2 and goal - HOU 4 4:35 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2-S. Sloman extra point is GOOD.
TEN 17    HOU 6    Plays: 7    Possession: 3:46
2Q 4:29 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 62 yards, out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 40 4:29 4-D. Watson pass to 17-C. Hansen for 12 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 48 4:01 4-D. Watson, sacked for 2 yards (33-D. King II).
2 and 12 - 50 3:21 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 8 yards.
3 and 4 - TEN 42 2:40 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at TEN 42 - No play.
3 and 9 - TEN 47 2:19 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 14 yards.
Two minute warning
1 and 10 - TEN 33 2:00 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - TEN 27 1:30 31-D. Johnson rush for 5 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:05
1 and 10 - TEN 22 1:05 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - TEN 19 0:34 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - TEN 12 0:27 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 16-K. Coutee.
Houston timeout at 0:23
2 and 10 - TEN 12 0:23 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 0:19
3 and 8 - TEN 10 0:19 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
4 and 8 - TEN 10 0:13 7-K. Fairbairn 28 yard field goal is GOOD.
TEN 17    HOU 9    Plays: 12    Possession: 4:16
2Q 0:10 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 0:10 17-R. Tannehill kneels for -1 yard.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 15:00 22-D. Henry rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - TEN 29 14:33 22-D. Henry rush for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 43 13:57 22-D. Henry rush for -2 yards.
2 and 12 - TEN 41 13:20 17-R. Tannehill pass to 84-C. Davis for 4 yards.
3 and 8 - TEN 45 12:39 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 29 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 26 11:58 22-D. Henry rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - HOU 26 11:13 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
3 and 10 - HOU 26 11:10 17-R. Tannehill pass to 86-A. Firkser for 12 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 14 10:25 17-R. Tannehill pass to 81-J. Smith for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 6 9:57 22-D. Henry rush for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2-S. Sloman extra point is GOOD.
TEN 24    HOU 9    Plays: 10    Possession: 5:07
3Q 9:53 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 9:53 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 11 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 9:25 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 37 8:57 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 49 8:19 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks. PENALTY on Tennessee, Defensive Pass Interference, 11 yards, enforced at TEN 49 - No play.
1 and 10 - TEN 38 8:15 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 38 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is NO GOOD.
TEN 24    HOU 15    Plays: 4    Possession: 1:45
3Q 8:08 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 58 yards, 32-D. Evans returns for 16 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 23 8:03 17-R. Tannehill pass to 84-C. Davis for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - TEN 29 7:22 22-D. Henry rush for 8 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 37 6:44 22-D. Henry rush for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - TEN 46 6:12 22-D. Henry rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - 50 5:46 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
2 and 10 - 50 5:40 22-D. Henry rush for 45 yards.
1 and goal - HOU 5 5:04 22-D. Henry rush for no gain.
2 and goal - HOU 5 4:36 17-R. Tannehill rush for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2-S. Sloman extra point is GOOD.
TEN 31    HOU 15    Plays: 8    Possession: 3:39
3Q 4:29 Houston
TEN 35 2-S. Sloman kicks 64 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 8 yards, lateral to 36-J. Owens for 26 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 35 4:18 31-D. Johnson rush for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 46 3:42 31-D. Johnson rush for 26 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 20 3:06 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-D. Watson pass to 17-C. Hansen for 2 yards. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 4-D. Watson pass to 17-C. Hansen for 1 yard, 2pt Conversion FAILS.
TEN 31    HOU 21    Plays: 3    Possession: 1:30
3Q 2:59 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 2:59 22-D. Henry rush for 3 yards, fumble by 22-D. Henry (forced fumble by 41-Z. Cunningham), RECOVERED by 91-C. Watkins returned for no gain.
3Q 2:52 Houston
1 and 10 - TEN 28 2:52 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 27 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and goal - TEN 1 2:03 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for no gain.
2 and goal - TEN 1 1:24 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
TEN 31    HOU 28    Plays: 3    Possession: 1:32
3Q 1:20 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 1:20 22-D. Henry rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - TEN 26 0:44 17-R. Tannehill, sacked for 1 yard (91-C. Watkins).
3 and 10 - TEN 25 0:03 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 11 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Roughing the Passer, 15 yards, enforced at TEN 36.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Tennessee continued...
1 and 10 - HOU 49 15:00 22-D. Henry rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 43 14:39 22-D. Henry rush for 6 yards, fumble by 22-D. Henry (forced fumble by 33-A. Moore Jr.), RECOVERED by 71-D. Kelly returned for no gain.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 14:11 22-D. Henry rush for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - HOU 37 13:31 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 84-C. Davis.
3 and 11 - HOU 37 13:23 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 15-N. Westbrook-Ikhine.
4 and 11 - HOU 37 13:17 17-R. Tannehill, sacked for 11 yards (94-C. Omenihu).
4Q 13:13 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 48 13:13 4-D. Watson rush for 7 yards. PENALTY on Tennessee, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at TEN 45.
1 and 10 - TEN 30 12:51 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - TEN 26 12:13 4-D. Watson rush for 3 yards.
3 and 3 - TEN 23 11:29 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 9 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - TEN 14 10:54 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - TEN 7 10:20 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
TEN 31    HOU 35    Plays: 6    Possession: 2:59
4Q 10:14 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 10:14 22-D. Henry rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - TEN 26 9:47 22-D. Henry rush for 3 yards.
3 and 6 - TEN 29 9:03 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - TEN 40 8:32 17-R. Tannehill rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - TEN 45 7:46 22-D. Henry rush for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 49 7:06 22-D. Henry rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 48 6:27 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 5 yards.
3 and 4 - HOU 43 5:45 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 5:11 22-D. Henry rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 34 4:33 17-R. Tannehill rush for 11 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 23 4:28 22-D. Henry rush for 23 yards, TOUCHDOWN (nullified). PENALTY on Tennessee, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 16.
1 and 13 - HOU 26 4:20 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 11-A. Brown.
2 and 13 - HOU 26 4:17 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 5 yards.
3 and 8 - HOU 21 3:34 17-R. Tannehill pass to 84-C. Davis for 9 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 12 2:53 22-D. Henry rush for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 5 2:15 22-D. Henry rush for 1 yard.
Two minute warning
3 and 2 - HOU 4 2:00 17-R. Tannehill rush for 3 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:53
1 and goal - HOU 1 1:53 17-R. Tannehill rush for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN (nullified). PENALTY on Tennessee, Illegal Formation, 4 yards, enforced at HOU 1 - No play.
1 and goal - HOU 5 1:50 17-R. Tannehill pass incomplete to 81-J. Smith.
2 and goal - HOU 5 1:47 17-R. Tannehill rush for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2-S. Sloman extra point is GOOD. PENALTY on Houston, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
TEN 38    HOU 35    Plays: 19    Possession: 8:32
4Q 1:42 Houston
TEN 40 2-S. Sloman kicks 58 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 19 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding, 9 yards, enforced at HOU 18.
1 and 10 - HOU 9 1:38 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 32 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 41 1:07 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 5 yards. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
2 and 5 - HOU 46 0:47 4-D. Watson, sacked for 8 yards (94-J. Crawford).
Houston timeout at 0:42
3 and 13 - HOU 38 0:42 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 29 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - TEN 33 0:36 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
2 and 10 - TEN 33 0:32 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
3 and 10 - TEN 33 0:26 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 17-C. Hansen.
4 and 10 - TEN 33 0:22 7-K. Fairbairn 51 yard field goal is GOOD.
TEN 38    HOU 38    Plays: 8    Possession: 1:20
4Q 0:18 Tennessee
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - TEN 25 0:18 17-R. Tannehill pass to 11-A. Brown for 52 yards.
Tennessee timeout at 0:10
1 and 10 - HOU 23 0:10 22-D. Henry rush for 4 yards.
Tennessee timeout at 0:04
Houston timeout at 0:04
2 and 6 - HOU 19 0:04 2-S. Sloman 37 yard field goal is GOOD.
END OF GAME
TEN 41    HOU 38    Plays: 3    Possession: 0:14
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