Tennessee falls to SC 15-9

Annette Crawford
October 17, 2017

And Gamecock quarterback Jake Bentley saw what was happening and raced over to Guarantano.

The drive ate up exactly 52 seconds of the game clock, its only silver lining being that SC didn't recover the fumble-which after a day of lackluster offense would have somehow been the first turnover committed in the game.

Tennessee grabbed a 9-3 halftime lead after Brent Cimaglia made field goals from 29, 33 and 24 yards out.

In the end, that was too wide of a margin for Tennessee in its second-straight loss.

The Volunteers gave Guarantano his first career start but still couldn't awaken their dormant offense.

Tennessee: The Vols simply couldn't run the ball after the first quarter. That's something Vols fans have come to expect, as Tennessee hasn't scored a touchdown in its last 10 quarters. Maybe Jones could have gone to Quenton Dormady, his starter until this week, for the final drive.

But a moment of sportsmanship was caught on camera only seconds after the game.

The Vols scored two touchdowns in the second quarter against MA but only came up with a field goal in the second half for to give them their four-point win over the Minutemen. And then they didn't score once in the second half.

SC (5-2, 3-2 SEC) survived an absolutely atrocious first half of football (on offense, anyway) to claim a critical come-from-behind win over struggling Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC).

White, who had been 4 of 11 on field-goal attempts before Saturday, made his tiebreaking 21-yarder in the fourth quarter plus a 36-yarder with 1:13 left. For now, it seems like a waiting game in terms of when, not if, Jones and Tennessee part ways this season.

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