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Tennessee Vols Football come up short against South Carolina, 27-24

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, SC – Tennessee Vols Football fell to South Carolina on Saturday night as the Gamecocks rallied to take a late, 27-24 lead at Williams-Brice Stadium.

With the loss, Tennessee holds a 3-5 (1-4 SEC) record while the Gamecocks move to 4-3 (3-3 SEC).

The Vols were led offensively by redshirt sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano who completed 27-of-39 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Tim Jordan led the ground attack with 12 attempts for 62 yards while junior wide receiver Marquez Callaway had nine receptions for 86 yards to lead the receiving corps.

Tennessee Volunteers running back Tim Jordan (9) carries the ball as South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Steven Montac (22) tackles in the first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Tim Jordan (9) carries the ball as South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Steven Montac (22) tackles in the first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols Football upends #21/21 Auburn Tigers, 30-24

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAuburn, AL – The Tennessee Vols Football team outscored the No. 21/21 Auburn Tigers 17-7 in the final two quarters of Saturday’s game to earn its first road and SEC win of the season at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

“We beat a really good football team today,” head coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “It’s like I told them in there, if we learn to execute and raise our level of fight, we’ve got a chance to have a really good football team. There were times in the game where things didn’t go our way. I didn’t think we played very well at certain times in the game, but our guys kind of kept their poise. Fought a little bit harder. They played with a little better technique. We got some turnovers and didn’t turn the ball over.”

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols Football loses at No. 2/3 Georgia Bulldogs, 38-12

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAthens, GA – Tennessee Vols Football scored two second-half touchdowns to pull within 12 points, but a late push by No. 2/3 Georgia proved to be too much for the Volunteers in a 38-12 defeat at Sanford Stadium.

“We have fight in us, and we’re not going to quit,” Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “It kind of gets me excited. These guys on this team have had a lot of negatives go against them for awhile, and I’m proud of them for the way they fought.

“And it isn’t easy. Our guys kept fighting, which means we’re headed in the right direction and that excites me.”

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) passes against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Sanford Stadium. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) passes against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Sanford Stadium. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols Football holds UTEP scoreless in 24-0 Win

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Sophomore running back Ty Chandler rushed 12 times for a career-best 158 yards and a touchdown, and Tennessee recorded its first shutout since 2016 in a 24-0 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.
 
A crowd of 87,074 was on hand for the contest, including 1,067 evacuees of Hurricane Florence from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. They received complimentary tickets to the game from UT Athletics.

Tennessee Football running back Ty Chandler rushed for 158 yards and scored a touchdown Saturday against UTEP. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football running back Ty Chandler rushed for 158 yards and scored a touchdown Saturday against UTEP. (UT Athletics)

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