Tennessee Football team dominated their last game to beat Florida Gators recently. The Vols were looking to get back on track after an embarrassing loss to Georgia last week, and they did just that with a resounding win over Missouri on Saturday night.
The game was never really in question as the Vols took control early and never looked back. Tennessee dominated every aspect of this game: offense, defense, and special teams. Florida went into Neyland Stadium earlier this season and got their first conference win since 2016 against Tennessee thanks to a last-second interception by Will Grier. Last year’s matchup between these two teams was also decided by one score with Florida winning 38-33 at home when they scored with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Tennessee Football was looking to avenge their last-second loss at the hands of Florida in Gainesville last season, and they did just that on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium.
The Vols destroyed Missouri 35-12 in Columbia, MO, and it was one of the most dominant efforts we have seen from Tennessee all season long. The defense was suffocating, holding Missouri to just 12 points and only two offensive touchdowns. Tennessee’s offense put up 30 points on a Mizzou defense that had not allowed more than 28 points since losing to Alabama back in 2020 (six games prior).
The first half was highlighted by strong performances from both teams’ quarterbacks: Missouri’s Drew Lock completed passes on 15 of his 18 attempts for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns while being intercepted twice; Tennessee football’s undefeated quarterback Will McBride completed passes on 15 of his 16 attempts for 181 yards with 1 touchdown passing along with another rushing TD.
Tennessee Football Team Win 38-33
Tennessee football’s defense was dominant, holding Mizzou to only 12 points and forcing three turnovers. The Black and Gold forced five sacks and held Mizzou to 2-for-14 on third downs. Defensive end Jonathan Kongbo had two sacks with freshman defensive tackle Emmit Gooden recording one of his own. Linebackers Darrell Taylor and Daniel Bituli each recorded ten tackles while senior safety Nigel Warrior had nine tackles including six solo stops.
The offense was efficient as quarterback Jarrett Guarantano completed 19 passes for 231 yards with four touchdowns—all four of his touchdown passes went to John Kelly who finished with 101 receiving yards on nine receptions with a long catch of 32 yards from Guarantano tied for the third longest reception of the day for UT (by comparison Missouri’s longest pass play was 23 yards).