Tennessee’s secondary rebounded nicely from a rough opening performance last week against Bowling Green, but, like the rest of the defense, struggled to make big plays and get stops in the fourth quarter. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield finished 19-of-39 for 187 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, and really struggled to find open targets for most of the night. But Mayfield was 9-of-11 for 66 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter when one big play would have likely won the game for the Vols. It was a great three quarters for the secondary, but they didn’t finish the game as strong as they needed to.
Average Grade: C+