Getting to the Cotton Bowl is a win in itself for Tennessee football. Sure, fans wanted a win but an eight-win season in year one should be considered nothing but a win for Pruitt.
The Vols had a great chance to win the game. As time was running down the ball was in the hands of Keller Chryst. Unlike the miracle in Athens, Chryst couldn’t complete a Hail Mary pass to win the game. Instead, he threw an interception to end the game.
Players of the Game
Offense – Wide receiver, Jauan Jennings
Jauan Jennings caught eight passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns. It was one of those games where Chryst could just throw the ball up and Jennings would catch.
Defense – Defensive lineman, Shy Tuttle
In his last game in a Tennessee uniform, Tuttle had an amazing game. He had three sacks with six tackles. Tuttle clogged up the middle of the line all game long.
Yes, we know it was just a simulation with made up rosters but the Vols had a good season. And, heading into the real season, 8-5 is a possibility. On the other hand, so is a 5-7 record. Only time will tell how good the Vols will be under Pruitt. On NCAA 14 the future looks bright and we can almost guarantee a National Championship within five years.