As injuries have piled up, Von Pearson continues to emerge as a go-to guy for Joshua Dobbs over the past few weeks. He has 23 catches in his last four games after recording just 10 in his first four games. They haven’t all been for a ton of yardage, but he’s certainly been one semi-consistent option for the Vols recently. Josh Malone had a nice 21-yard grab for the longest play of the day from the receivers, but also missed at least one opportunity to catch a touchdown pass. Playing without Jauan Jennings, Marquez North and with an extremely limited Preston Williams, there was only so much this group could do, but it wasn’t a very effective day overall in the passing game.
Average Grade: B-