Tennessee Wins Gator Bowl Over Indiana 23-22: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

Tennessee Wins Gator Bowl Over Indiana 23-22: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Tennessee Wins Gator Bowl Over Indiana 23-22: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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1. A win is a win is a win …

The best part about this for Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is … ?

Beyond merely getting the bowl win, Pruitt was able to get a victory when his team didn’t play all that well.

Now he and the staff get to make wholesale changes if needed.

It was fine, and it outplayed the Hoosiers, but QB Jarrett Guarantano wasn’t great. He threw for 221 yards, but he threw two picks and connected on just 18-of–31 passes. Brian Maurer wasn’t any better.

The running game struggled, the defense bent a bit too much and didn’t break early on, and more than anything else, it was a fourth-straight bowl win with all four coming against Big Ten teams.

And the way it happened might just be the momentum changer. Now, for the next eight months, Tennessee football with his an offseason buzz a bit.

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