2. THAT’S the Tennessee offense
Yeah it was tough loss, and yeah it was controversial, and yeah Tennessee fans are going to be miffed, but who cares?
That’s what Tennessee football under Josh Heupel is going to be going forward – and he doesn’t even have all his guys in place yet.
Oh, there were some issues – like the 15 penalties, the stalled attack in the second quarter, the inability to come up with a key defensive stop – but that offense just put up 666 yards and 45 points against a good defense.
It ran well, threw deep at will, and it’s going to be a big, big problem for the SEC as more and more players will want to be a part of the fun.
It’ll still take more on the defensive side, and more consistency and sharper calls from time to time – it was a huge mistake at the end of regulation to keep bombing deep instead of getting into better position for a field goal – but it was a great showcase game for the program.