Offense: It’s hard for a quarterback to get any sort of rhythm if he gets sacked or is rushed almost every time he touches the ball. The Tennessee offensive line was especially atrocious, allowing six sacks. There are now only 10 teams in all of college football that are worse at protecting the quarterback than the Vols. This issue needs to be addressed if the Vols want to win games and keep Justin Worley healthy all season. The line also didn’t opening holes for the running game (28 yards on the ground ALL GAME).
Defense: Third down was still as good as its been, only allowing seven conversions on 20 attempts, but the defense couldn’t stop the run. It hasn’t really done that all year (166.4 yards allowed on the ground), but the pass defense was excellent, allowing only 76 yards in the air.
Special Teams: Considering they were the only unit that could score, they were easily the best part of this game for the Vols. Aaron Medley was a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals with a long of 39 and gave Tennessee its best chance for a win.