Tennessee finish the year 7-6 with some near misses and some impressive finishes as well. Here’s our ranking of the 13 performances for the Vols in 2014, in descending order.
13. Tennessee’s 34-3 loss at Ole MIss
A lot of us saw this one coming. Tennessee struggled to block UTC’s defensive front the prior week and the Land Sharks were circling for quarterback Justin Worley and UT’s struggling offensive line. It was as bad as many predicted. The Ole Miss defensive front abused Tennessee up front, collecting seven sacks and holding the Vols to zero yards rushing. Tennessee’s defense kept the Vols in the contest for awhile, but the dams eventually broke and Ole Miss ran away with the easy home win that showed the gap between the two programs at that point. A late injury to Worley in that game would change the course of the quarterback for the rest of the season for the Vols, however, as it opened the door for Joshua Dobbs to take over the following week.