Vols Pick Missouri Apart with Power Read

In their 29-21 loss to the Missouri Tigers, the Tennessee Vols, a run first offense, had some difficulty running the ball. Sacks and tackles for loss heavily contributed to poor rushing stats. However, Tennessee had a large amount of success on one run concept: the power read/inverted veer. Continue reading “Vols Pick Missouri Apart with Power Read”

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Lost Yardage Results in Tennessee Loss

During the Tennessee Vols 29-21 loss to the Missouri Tigers, Tennessee struggled to put points on the board for most of the game. Until their too-little-too-late touchdown on their final possession, the Vols offense was limited to two field goals and a touchdown on a fake field goal. So what was the problem for the Vols? Ultimately, Tennessee didn’t play terrible on offense. Many times they moved the ball into scoring position. However, almost every drive was killed by a critical tackle for a loss. Continue reading “Lost Yardage Results in Tennessee Loss”

Vols Score on Fake Field Goal

Perhaps the most exciting play in the Tennessee Vols 29-21 loss to the Missouri Tigers came on a fake field goal touchdown for the Vols early in the second quarter. The score came when walk-on quarterback/holder Patrick Ashford completed his first career pass to a wide open walk-on tight end Alex Ellis for his first career touchdown reception. So let’s take a look at how the Vols scheme attacked the Tigers defense and resulted in the easy score. Continue reading “Vols Score on Fake Field Goal”