Report card: Vols' defense stymied South Carolina

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Tennessee players walk around Neyland Stadium, celebrating with fans following their 23-21 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

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Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Tennessee players walk around Neyland Stadium, celebrating with fans following their 23-21 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

Overall: Tennessee’s chances of winning six games this year just shot up dramatically. The Vols need only two more wins to get to bowl eligibility, the team’s first goal this season. No. 1 Alabama seems an unlikely upset candidate, but this team doesn’t lack for confidence or belief.

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Comments » 11

writer#358485 writes:

What happened to the As and Bs, they were on here earlier?

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

A report card with no grades?

writer#358485 writes:

They were on here earlier and seemed reasonable. I was wondering why they went away.

RoadTrip writes:

If he gave Worley a B again he knew I would be gunning for him. Outplaying two top SEC QB's in a row with no TO's is deserving of an A. Especially since Clowney was giving Tiny fits all of the first half and he had busted his throwing hand's thumb in the second quarter. He has been coached up to understand that sometimes the best play is to get out of a play with no damage done.

RoadTrip writes:

Good grief - no mention of McCullers having as good to better stats than Clowney from the DT position as well as Marlon Walls having better because of his 2.5 sacks.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

in response to MooseandSquirrelVol:

A report card with no grades?

It is all part of the 'everybody is a winner and we do not keep score and more' program.

TNlogfire writes:

Wake up, KNS...no grades present....gonna make ppl buy the paper, huh...I already do but if you keep pulling this phooey I won't.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Good grief - no mention of McCullers having as good to better stats than Clowney from the DT position as well as Marlon Walls having better because of his 2.5 sacks.

Well said Road Trip. I thought McCullers might very well have been our MVP.

But #8 jerseys are probably a pretty hot item right now too.

Go Big Orange!

jandjhome#228397 writes:

I hope the Carolina Dude that posted a 38 to 6 victory on this site enjoys his reading on this site now.

johnlg00 writes:

Grades were back by the time I saw this. Amazing performance by Worley, especially after he hurt his hand, but he still has a way to go before most fans will trust him completely. If North ever learns to run correct, decisive routes and catch the routine balls as well as he catches the tough ones, he will be a marvel. I was worried about Tiny in the early going, but he got himself in hand in the second half and had a major positive impact on the game. Nice to know that the team has the intestinal fortitude to keep scratching and clawing when the going gets tough. Congratulations to all concerned. Now forget about Saturday and get ready to go to Tuscaloosa!

volbald writes:

Coach Jones needs to carry a rubber hammer with him during UT games so he can hit the base of Worley's right thumb at the start of every game. Worley's passes improved dramatically after he hurt his thumb on the SC player's helmet. Even the CBS announcers noticed the improvement. Way to go Justin, you may yet make an SEC-level QB.

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