The Tennessee Volunteers went on the road at South Carolina and took care of business, Will Muschamp’s pleas to fans to get the f— up out of their seats notwithstanding.
It wasn’t the prettiest win in the world for the Vols, but it was a game where they never trailed; South Carolina made the perplexing decision to kick a field goal on 4th and 12 from the Vols’ 28 with a little over three minutes remaining to cut the lead from 7 to 4. The Gamecocks had a chance to drive for the win with slightly over a minute left, but fumbled the punt return.
For Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee, an ugly win and a glamorous one count the same in the ledger. The Vols had no turnovers, and Jarrett Guarantano threw for 8.4 yards per attempt.
Next Saturday, Tennessee hosts Mizzou, which should be an opportunity to pick up more momentum.