A 29-26 overtime loss to the Brigham Young University Cougars did have some standout Volunteers. Here are game’s the top five Tennessee football players.
In a desperation game, Jeremy Pruitt had weapons step up all over the field. And his team still managed to find a way to lose in the most Tennessee football way possible, blowing a late lead to lose in double-overtime to the BYU Cougars.
What probably makes this loss by the Vols so painful, even worse than the first game to the Georgia state Panthers, is the fact that they did have a lot of players show up. Okay, maybe it wasn’t a lot. But was more than enough to avoid losing to the BYU Cougars.
So it is beyond baffling for Tennessee football to come away with another loss. The Vols are loaded with talent and lost to a team much smaller and slower, but nobody is questioning the effort that their key guys put up on Saturday.
It was enough for many of them to get another shoutout. As a result, our weekly Smokey Points were only difficult this week because there were so many players who actually deserved recognition in the loss.
But it did work out because some of them deserve a lot more than others, as a few really stood out with very elite play. And in this post, we’re going to be able to give them the shine they deserve for doing everything possible to win.
Don’t get me wrong, there are still numerous issues with this team. What else would you expect from a school that is now 0-2 in the midst of its easiest non-conference schedule ever? Of course there are problems.
These players, however, provide hope with their production, and maybe it’s reason to believe the program can turn things around. But who are we talking about? Let’s go ahead and name those who performed at a high level Saturday, even in a loss. These are the Tennessee football Smokey Points winners from the Vols’ game against the BYU Cougars.