Posted by Adam Jacobi
It's hard to believe, but Tennessee led No. 7 Oregon 13-3 in the second quarter. And they looked good.
All that's long gone, though, because Oregon now leads 27-13 late in the third quarter, and Tennessee looks bad. Oregon had taken the lead on a sensational 73-yard run by LaMichael James , and Tennessee was driving to answer. Alas, Matt Simms uncorked a floater off of his back foot. and the throw was easily intercepted and taken to the house by Cliff Harris . Touchdown Oregon, and Neyland Stadium became Neyland Mausoleum.
Simms wasn't done, however, as he led the Tennessee offense backwards 13 yards on the very next drive, culminating in a 5-yard loss on a screen pass against a 3-man front. Tennessee may be only down by 14, but it's hard to imagine that this offense has 14 more points in them tonight.
UPDATE: We were right. Tennessee didn't have 14 more points in them, in fact, they didn't even have one. Oregon had 21 more, though. Final score: Oregon 48 Tennessee 13.