Sunday, September 22, 2013
VOLS RETURN HOME AFTER TOUGH ROAD LOSSES
VOLS RETURN HOME AFTER TWO TOUGH LOSSES ON THE ROAD
The BIG ORANGE will face South Alabama. Kickoff is set for 12:31 p.m.
After getting two home victories over Austin Peay and Western Kentucky, the Vols traveled west to play the #2 Oregon Ducks. The Quack Attack took care of business, VOLS 14, OREGON 59.
This past Saturday the VOLS were set back in Gainesville, VOLS 17, FLORIDA 31.
Although both the losses were predicted and expected, VOL fans can take heart that TEAM #117 never gave up and against the Gators showed signs of great promise.
A 1st quarter interception by Devaun Swafford turned into a PICK 6 covering 62 yards. Michael Palardy kicked a 44 yard field goal in the 3rd quarter and Alton "Pig" Howard caught a TD pass from Justin Worley.
On defense, the VOLS were led by Brian Randolph who had 8 solo tackles followed closely by A.J. Johnson with 7 solo tackles.
The NEWS-SENTINEL gave UT an overall grade of "C". Evan Woodbery writes...
"Although losses can cause fans to overreact, the past 2 weeks have gone exactly as most predicted they would.
The VOLS were overmatched in Oregon and failed to muster much offense against the Gators' staunch defense.
As (Coach) Jones said after the game, there really is no reason to panic. The VOLS are 2-2, which is where they should be, even if it's not where they want to be."
Knoxville News Sentinel, GO VOLS EXTRA, September 22, 2013, www.govols.com