Min 7 9 3 0 19
Ten 0 0 0 3 3
Date of game: 8/28/2014

Recap: Tennessee vs. Minnesota

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards on 11 carries as the Minnesota Vikings concluded a perfect preseason with a 19-3 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater started and threw a touchdown pass on the game's first drive. He was 4-of-9 for 17 yards before being replaced by Christian Ponder, who finished with 121 yards on 12-of-15 passing.

Earlier this week, veteran Matt Cassel was named the Vikings' starting quarterback. Minnesota, which went 4-0 in the preseason, opens the regular season at St. Louis on Sept. 7.

Rookie Zach Mettenberger got the start at quarterback for Tennessee and completed 12-of-17 passes for 154 yards.

The Titans were 2-2 in the preseason and will play at Kansas City on Sept. 7.

Game Notes

Oklahoma RB Ford suspended indefinitely

Oklahoma running back Keith Ford has been suspended indefinitely for violating academic and team rules, Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday.

NASCAR News
NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.

Mariners release P Correia

The Seattle Mariners granted pitcher Kevin Correia his unconditional release Monday, one day after assigning the veteran to minor league camp.

Pekovic out for remainder of season

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders announced that center Nikola Pekovic would miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in March.

Wild ink Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist on Monday.

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