From a potential playmaker in the passing game to a proven playmaker, Tennessee football needs to continue calling Jauan Jennings’s number. In the first game of the year, Jennings had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. Last week, against the BYU Cougars, he had 88 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
One of those touchdowns was off a tipped pass that he caught on 4th and goal, and the other one was in overtime. By the end of the game, everybody was simply asking why Jim Chaney didn’t call his number every time in the passing game. Jennings and Dominick Wood-Anderson should be enough to make this passing game elite.
People say Jarrett Guarantano takes to long to go through his progressions. Just give him those two guys. One will come through, and Jennings will come through whenever he’s needed most. This week, the Vols need him to put the game in hand early.
As a result, Chaney should be calling numerous deep plays for Jennings and relying on him to carry the Vols to this victory. Jennings is good for another two first-half touchdowns before the Chattanooga Mocs begin to threaten. If he can do what he did to BYU, he can certainly do it again next week. And he has shown already he won’t quit on the season after losing.