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All Roads Lead to Mizzou

Written by: Paul Bristol (@PaulBristol1) Once again, Volnation is left with the timeless question... Is Tennessee going bowling? This roller coaster of a season has left the Vols with five wins and two games left to play. The opponents remaining on the Vols’ schedule have been giving Tennessee fits within this decade. Kentucky, who Tennessee defeated in Neyland, was coming off of their second loss of the season against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and they are folding in the month of November once again.   Since head coach Mark Stoops was hired on at Kentucky, the month of November has not been kind to him. Stoops and the Wildcats have lost 17 out of the 22 games towards the back end of the regular season. The Wildcats have not beaten Tennessee in Neyland since 1984. Despite being ranked 11th entering Neyland Stadium last week, the Vols were able to shut them down 24-7, putting them closer to bowl eligibility. The Vanderbilt Commodores have been doing their best Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde impersonation after starting out the year strong with two blow out wins over MTSU and Nevada. However Vanderbilt and head coach Derek Mason have lost four out of the last five games them have played in 2018. The team left on the Vols’ schedule that Tennessee does not hold a winning record over is the Missouri Tigers. Missouri made their first appearance in the Southeastern Conference in the year 2012. The Tigers recorded two SEC wins that year. One of their two wins came against Tennessee in a nail biter, with a score of 51-48, in Knoxville. Since then, Missouri has a winning record of 4-2 over the Vols and they have [...]

All Roads Lead to Mizzou2018-11-17T13:01:21-04:00

Vols Get Win Over Charlotte On Homecoming

Written by: Matthew Peterson Tennessee walks away with a win, but closer than they would have liked after defeating the UNC-Charlotte 49ers 14-3 in Neyland Stadium on Saturday. The Vols struck first with an 82-yard punt return courtesy of wide receiver Marquez Callaway halfway through the first quarter. Defensive back Nigel Warrior stressed how Callaway’s punt return set the tone for the team, “He set the tempo for us,” Warrior said. “He got us going.” Jarrett Guarantano added a 16-yard touchdown pass to Josh Palmer in the corner of the end zone before the end of the first quarter to extend the lead to    14-0. Despite getting out to a quick 14 point lead the offense began to slow down. Callaway believed that may be attributed to overlooking the opposition. “I think a lot of us underestimated Charlotte,” Callaway said. The 49ers would get on the scoreboard with a 20-yard field goal right before the end of the half. Going into halftime the Vols could not beat the sixth ranked run defense in FBS of the 49ers totaling zero rushing yards. Coach Jeremy Pruitt said the team was not surprised that the 49ers run defense was stingy. “We’ve struggled to run the football all year, so I don’t know why this game would be much different,” Pruitt said. The second half was a game of chess between both team’s punters flipping field position for the opposing offenses. The Vols punted on four possessions in the second half and missed a field goal to go with it. As for the 49ers they punted four times in the second half as well and had three 3-and-outs in the game. Through the air Guarantano was able to find [...]

Vols Get Win Over Charlotte On Homecoming2018-11-03T22:00:48-04:00