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by BEST TIKTOK CHALLENGE 1 15 days ago in football
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What's at stake for the Vols against upset-minded Vanderbilt?

Toss whichever descriptor you need on Tennessee's humiliating (there's one) misfortune to South Carolina on Saturday night. It wouldn't be sufficient to portray what will go down as its most awful difficulty since Georgia State in 2019, Vanderbilt in 2016 or even as far back as LSU in the 2001 SEC Title Game.

South Carolina, a group that dropped only 6 focuses last week in a disproportionate misfortune to Florida, scored 63 focuses against a Tennessee optional that didn't seem as though it could hang with your neighborhood secondary school force to be reckoned with. Spencer Rattler, a quarterback who entered Saturday night with 8 score passes on the season, flew off the handle. He was great for *ahem* 438 yards on 30 of 37 endeavors with 6 scores and 0 capture attempts.

To exacerbate a terrible evening, star QB Hendon Prostitute went down with an unpleasant looking non-contact injury in the last quarter. With this being his last year at Tennessee, it's hard not to contemplate whether we have seen the remainder of the star QB in a Vols uniform. The main expectation is that the injury isn't quite so extreme as it looked.

The offense moved the ball genuinely well, yet at the same time not to the standard it has throughout the season. Protectively, "lost" doesn't start to portray Tennessee's most terrible guarded exhibition since the Derek Dooley days.

South Carolina was the better group when it made a difference. Very much like Tennessee's School Football Season finisher trusts, the Gamecocks are currently before. We should continue on, will we?

The following are 3 things in question for Tennessee football in the following week's matchup against Vanderbilt.

Citrus, Orange or Sugar?

Tennessee will play 2 additional games this season; what sort of game the last one is relies upon the following week's matchup against a Vanderbilt group that has won 2 in succession and is looking for its most memorable bowl appearance starting around 2018. Basically, pose yourself this inquiry in the event that you are a Vols fan: Citrus Bowl or Sugar/Orange Bowl? A victory prevail upon the Commodores probably gives Tennessee its most memorable New Year's 6 appearance starting from the production of the School Football Season finisher in 2014.

A misfortune to Vanderbilt — we're suspending all presumptions after Saturday — would probably mean no more regrettable than the Citrus Bowl for Tennessee. For the present, it appears as though the SEC bid in the bowl would go head to head against either Penn State or the champ of the B1G West, which is probably going to be Iowa. Obviously, things can change rapidly.

Tennessee completed 2019 0-8 in the SEC. For the Citrus Bowl to be most dire outcome imaginable 3 years after the fact is a remarkable accomplishment. But still it appears to be rather disheartening.

Interesting how that turns out.

Vanderbilt's bowl trusts

We should speak briefly about the Commodores.

I think everybody knew from the very outset of the time that this was not an ordinary Vanderbilt group. Try not to misunderstand me, the Commodores are as yet a last 3 SEC group — however they are likewise not the most horrendously terrible group in the gathering, which isn't much of the time the case.

Vanderbilt has unobtrusively assembled a couple of pleasant successes against Kentucky and Florida without much wiggle room. The Commodores are 5-6 on the season and a resentful success over the Vols away from .500. For Vanderbilt, that resembles winning the Super Bowl. What's more, the opportunity to secure a bowl offer against Tennessee? The Commodores are already encouraged for all intents and purposes. An opportunity to play upset against the reeling Vols makes them barely hold back.

Melodrama to the side, it's still Vanderbilt. Tennessee likewise still has a main 5 offense in the nation, and it has a ton to demonstrate on edge side of the ball that contending in a bowl game the type New Year's 6 will interest.

The Vols get an opportunity to both arrive at a Sugar/Orange Bowl while holding an opponent back from playing in the Gasparilla Bowl.

The initial 10-win season in over 10 years

Tennessee has not had a 10-win season starting around 2007, when the Vols won the Outback Bowl after a SEC Title misfortune to LSU, the inevitable public bosses.

That could change next Saturday in Nashville. The Vols will be determined to get revenge against the Commodores, and lead trainer Josh Heupel will be enthused about involving a major success over Vanderbilt as fuel heading into serious areas of strength for an in his second season on Rough Top.

Ten successes preseason was a dream for a many individuals. That was all the more a Year 3 objective. For the time being, even with a misfortune to South Carolina new on the psyche, it appears to be Tennessee is early.

We should check whether the Vols really appear this time out and about against the Commodores.

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