The Tennessee Vols got their fourth win of the season this past Saturday, easily handling the South Carolina Gamecocks in a matchup in Knoxville.
Tennessee jumped out to a 28-0 lead before eventually winning 45-20.
The Vols led 38-7 at halftime. South Carolina outscored UT 13-7 in the second half.
Josh Heupel essentially took his foot off the gas in the second half. Tennessee doesn’t have a lot of depth right now, so instead of attacking South Carolina’s defense and risking injuries, Heupel played it conservatively.
At one point in the second half, the Gamecocks had a chance to make it a two-score game. With the score 38-20, South Carolina attempted a two-point conversion that was intercepted in the end zone by UT defensive back Alontae Taylor.
Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer said on Sunday that if that two-point conversion had been successful, he thinks South Carolina would’ve been able to come back and possibly win the game.
I’m not sure what planet Beamer is living on right now.
Tennessee went back to their up-tempo attack after South Carolina made it an 18 point game. The Vols outscored the Gamecocks 7-0 after the failed conversion.
The Vols were never in danger of losing to South Carolina on Saturday. Beamer is delusional if he thinks that two-point conversion would’ve led to a bevy of points for the Gamecocks.
Maybe Beamer is talking about a moral victory. That phrase — one that’s universally hated by college football fans — found its way into Beamer’s postgame press conference on Saturday night.
Josh Heupel has opposing SEC coaches talking about moral victories in YEAR ONE. pic.twitter.com/tiI5lNz2td
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) October 10, 2021
The Vols have now won three straight games against South Carolina.
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