Tennessee scored first after quarterback Heath Shuler scored on a 1 yard touchdown run making the score 7-0 Tennessee. Shuler fired a 27 yard touchdown pass to Corey Fleming, as Tennessee led 14-0 after the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, Boston College's Glenn Foley threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Mitchell making the halftime score 14-7.
In the third quarter, Shuler scored on a 17 yard touchdown run making it 21-7. After a Tennessee field goal, Shuler threw a 69 yard touchdown pass to Mose Phillips, as Tennessee took a 31-7 lead. In the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Colquitt fired a 48 yard touchdown pass to Corey Fleming as Tennessee opened up a 38-7 lead. A touchdown pass from Foley, and a 7 yard run by Campbell made the final margin 38-23.