After a 100-yard receiving game and a touchdown against the Georgia State Panthers, Jauan Jennings came out with four receptions for 88 yards and two touchdowns against the BYU Cougars. He remains the ultimate gamer for Tennessee football and continues to prove why he should be the No. 1 receiver.
Jennings’s two TDs were the only two times the Vols reached the end zone Saturday. One came off a tipped ball on 4th and goal, showing how he continues to come through in desperate moments. The other was on 3rd and 10 with UT down by a touchdown in overtime, showing his major clutch gene. Nobody stands out more than Jennings right now.
After going 3-of-3 in the first game, Brent Cimaglia followed that up with a 4-for-4 night, including a 51-yarder and a 40-yarder in overtime, which was a clutch kick until a BYU touchdown to win the game rendered it irrelevant. Still, the Vols have an elite kicker who has proven himself to be clutch, hasn’t missed an extra point and is 3-of-3 this year on 40-plus yard field goals.
Meanwhile, the punt game is still pretty strong too. Joe Doyle had a bad first punt on Saturday, one that went 34 yards. But his next two were 50-plus yarders, and his final one was a 51-yarder to pin BYU inside the 20 with a minute left, which should have won the game. Add in what Paxton Brooks is doing on kickoffs, and kicking in general is a major strength.