Tennessee linebacker Quart’e Sapp announced Friday that he will bypass his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Tennessee squandered an opportunity to earn a bowl bid in coach Jeremy Pruitt’s first season by losing 38-13 at Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale.
Kyle Shurmur threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and Vanderbilt routed Tennessee 38-13 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the second time in three seasons.
For decades, Tennessee and Vanderbilt enjoyed a rivalry in name only after the Vols won this annual matchup 28 times in a 29-year stretch. Lately, there’s been a role reversal.
An injury prevented Jarrett Guarantano from playing the final three quarters of a 50-17 loss to Missouri last week. An injury also knocked wide receiver Marquez Callaway out of the game early.
Missouri trounced the Vols 50-17 on Saturday in Tigers OC Derek Dooley’s return to Tennessee, which fired him as head coach six years ago.
Tennessee has shown progress under Jeremy Pruitt by winning three straight games, including a 24-7 triumph last week over No. 20 Kentucky. The Vols already have exceeded their win total from last year.
Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor sacked Terry Wilson four times in a 24-7 upset of No. 20 Kentucky, matching Vols legend Reggie White for the second-highest single-game total.
Jarrett Guarantano threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway on the final play of the first half, Darrell Taylor recorded four sacks and Tennessee trounced No. 12 Kentucky 24-7 on Saturday.
The 12th-ranked Wildcats have lost 16 straight road games to the Vols and haven’t beaten Tennessee in Knoxville since 1984, but they head to Neyland Stadium on Saturday as six-point favorites.
Marquez Callaway returned a punt for a touchdown, Tennessee’s defense nearly pitched a shutout and the Vols defeated Charlotte 14-3 in their final nonconference game of the season Saturday.
After squandering a 21-9 second-half lead in a 27-24 loss at South Carolina last week, the Vols must win three of their last four games to become bowl eligible.
South Carolina stopped Tennessee on downs twice in the final quarter to rally from 12 points down for a 27-24 Southeastern Conference win Saturday night.
Tennessee plays at South Carolina on Saturday night, continuing an SEC series in which the past six meetings were decided by six points or fewer.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt expects quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to be available this week at South Carolina after the sophomore was knocked out early in a loss to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.