Which units caused Tennessee football’s 29-26 double-overtime loss to the Brigham Young University Cougars? Here are our grades for the UT Volunteers.
Well, at least not all the groups were bad in this one. Tennessee football suffered a heartbreaking loss to the BYU Cougars to fall to 0-2 on the season, and it’s certainly a game they should have won. But the loss isn’t everybody’s fault.
Some players, some entire units actually, more than did their jobs to win this game. They came through from the beginning and deserve a ton of credit. Others, however, grossly underachieved and have to be called out.
It was understandable for Tennessee football to struggle against BYU after their season-opening loss to the Georgia State Panthers. But when you outgain your opponent by nearly 100 yards and control the time of possession by over six minutes, and you’re playing at home, you need to come away with the victory.
That didn’t happen for UT, and somebody needs to be held accountable. So our report card, as usual, will be able to break down who should be called out while also breaking down who deserves credit for putting this team in position to win in the first place.
We’ve already doled out our blame pie and Smokey Points for individuals. This is the analysis of how each group played, and some were surprisingly not too at fault for the loss. Others shocked the world by being such problems, and a few were in between. All of these groups will be broken down individually.
The crazy part is that despite another bad loss, many groups earned passing grades Saturday, and some aced their performances with flying colors. Overall, it was a dramatic improvement over what happened the previous week, even if there are still lots of issues that need to be worked out.
So who’s responsible? And who did their part to win? How do all the groups compare against each other with their play last Saturday? Find out here in our Tennessee football report card following the Vols’ loss to the BYU Cougars.