Darrell Taylor turned in a solid game once again, but there weren’t a ton of positives from the starting unit other than him. Kahlil McKenzie didn’t have a bad game, but Jonathan Kongbo was relatively non-existent against an out-matched offensive line. Deandre Johnson came away with his first career sack late in the game, and Kendal Vickers added a tackle for loss as well. Kyle Phillips batted a ball at the line of scrimmage but otherwise made little impact. Shy Tuttle made his debut for the season as well. All in all it wasn’t a terrible performance by this unit, but it could’ve been better. The Vols will need better defensive line play once SEC season starts.