The Tennessee football program finished its regular season campaign with a 28-10 win over in-state rival Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
Before Saturday night, the Vanderbilt Commodores football team was on a three-game win streak against Tennessee.
That changed abruptly in an 18 point loss to the Vols. The Tennessee offense was led by freshman Eric Gray on the ground who scored three of Tennessee’s four touchdowns.
Gray climbed his way to fifth in Tennessee history for rushing yards in a single game. He finished the night with 246 rushing yards and two very long touchdown runs and one not so long touchdown run.
Last week, Tennessee’s receivers made history, and this week, all eyes were on Gray. Without his performance on the ground, who knows what would’ve happened, but he shredded the Vanderbilt defense all night long.
If you want to get into a little post-regular season overreaction for 2020, then Eric Gray is the best running back in the SEC. Don’t at me.
It was a great way to send the seniors out in front of 87,000 Tennessee fans. The energy was high in the stadium, and Tennessee fans or players won’t have to listen to Vandy fans for the next year.
It wasn’t a perfect game by Tennessee, but they did what they needed to do to secure the win, and a seven-win season after an 0-2 start to the season is really good, in my opinion.
Coming into this game, we all had a feeling that Tennessee wasn’t going to allow Vanderbilt to come into Neyland and leave with another victory. Well, except for Vandy Twitter, but they’re more irrelevant than their football team.
All in all, it was a successful rivalry weekend for the Vols, and now we enjoy LSU smashing Georgia and await our bowl destiny.