Final Thoughts from the Vols’ Upset Win over No. 21 Auburn

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    Tennessee defeated No. 21 Auburn 30-24 on Saturday afternoon in Jordan-Hare Stadium, picking up its first SEC win since 2016 and its first win over the Tigers since 1999. The win also marked Jeremy Pruitt’s first SEC win as the Vols’ head coach and his first win over a ranked opponent. With a bowl game now a possibility, I went back and checked the tape to see what the Vols did so well to come out on top.

    It should be noted that these are numbers that I tallied. They’re likely different than the coach’s because, quite frankly, I don’t get to watch the coach’s film and we don’t know what each player’s responsibility is on each play. I also don’t have the luxury of watching the all-22 film like NFL writers are afforded for NFL games. These numbers are mine and based off my judgement and opinion from the TV footage.

    Here is my analysis of what happened with the Vols on Saturday.



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    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.