WATCH: Bru McCoy Snags First Touchdown of his Tennessee Career

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    Tennessee wide receiver Bru McCoy. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

    After quite a saga to just get on the field for Tennessee, Vols wide receiver Bru McCoy scored the first touchdown of his Big Orange career on Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh.

    With 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter and Tennessee trailing by 10, McCoy sprinted down the Pittsburgh sideline towards the endzone. Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker threw a high, arching pass and it landed right in McCoy’s arms for six.

    After the play, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi challenged the ruling on the field, claiming that McCoy was ineligible because he stepped out of bounds en route to catching the ball. The call was eventually confirmed because while a Pittsburgh player did force McCoy out of bounds, the Tennessee wideout then worked to reestablish himself in bounds before catching the ball in the endzone.

    Touchdown, Bru McCoy.

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    The game between No. 17 Pittsburgh and No. 24 Tennessee is currently at halftime at the time of this publication. The Vols are leading the Panthers at the break by a score of 24-17.

    McCoy is the second-leading receiver for the Volunteers with 39 yards and one touchdown on two receptions. Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman is currently leading the Vols’ receivers at the half with 111 yards on six receptions.

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    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.