For the first time against a Power Five opponent this season, Tennessee’s offensive line wasn’t a complete mess. Georgia came into this game with the fewest sacks and tackles for loss of any team in the SEC, and they still managed two sacks and six tackles for loss. But overall, the Vols’ line wasn’t severely out-matched and didn’t have nearly as many gaffes as they have in previous weeks. It still wasn’t a great game by Tennessee’s offensive line, and the Vols only averaged 2.6 yards per carry. But there were some improvements on the line. The offensive line played a bit better, but they still have a long way to go.
Tennessee’s offensive line played better on Saturday against Georgia, but the unit is nowhere near where it needs to be in order to compete against conference opponents. The group did keep Guarantano upright more than they did against Florida, but he routinely had pressure in his face on his drop backs. In the running game, the line was absolutely dreadful, producing just 66 rushing yards on 25 carries. The o-line was blown off the ball snap after snap and produced very little running lanes for the backs. Yes, there were improvements, but this group still has a very long way to go.