What a game. It’s been quite a while since the Tennessee Volunteers have won a game as important as their 38-28 victory over the Florida Gators. The win gives the Vols their first win over Florida since 2004, and the inside track to the SEC East.
The game didn’t start out well, as the Gators went up 21-0, and led 21-3 at half. Despite having good field position for most of the half, the Vols couldn’t capitalize, totaling only 162 yards and 3 points. After Dobbs threw his second interception of the game on the first possession of the second half, it looked all but over for the Vols.
But all of a sudden, the offense finally found its rhythm. The Vols exploded for 336 yards, scoring 38 straight points en route to a massive comeback victory. Dobbs led the charge, throwing for a career high 4 touchdowns in the second half. Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord called a brilliant second half, dialing up route concepts designed to attack Florida’s aggressive man coverage time and time again. With that being said, let’s take a look at Dobbs’ four touchdown passes that blew the game open.
Malone has had a big season so far, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down anytime soon. His emergence as the big play receiver the Vols were looking for will be critical to the success of the offense this season. He has already proven to be one of the most important players on this roster, making a big play in each of Tennessee’s three games that has proven vital to a Volunteer victory.
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Now trailing 14-7, the Vols’ defense stepped up and forced a punt to the Tennessee 10 yard line. However, the Tennessee offense had yet to prove they could put together a scoring drive, and had 90 yards to go. This was the perfect time for the Hokies to get a stop, flip field position, and take back control of the game.
Instead, Dobbs and the Vols went on a 4 play, 90 yard scoring drive, tying the game at 14. The offense never looked back, and Tennessee ended up winning in a rout.
With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the drive that changed the game for the Vols.
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Cameron Sutton’s third quarter interception was a game-saver for the Vols. With the Mountaineers leading 13-3 and driving past midfield, the Vols were looking to their defense to step up and make a play.
Another score for Appalachian State could very well have meant the Vols faced an insurmountable deficit. Fortunately, Tennessee’s all-conference corner stepped up at the right time and made an incredible play to put the ball back in the hands of his offense.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how Sutton made the play.