Vols look unprepared in OT win over App State 20-13
The Volunteers survived a significant scare from Appalachian State on Thursday, recovering from a sluggish start and 13-3 deficit to win 20-13 in overtime. A late rally and some big plays in overtime helped the ninth-ranked Vols (1-0, 0-0 SEC) escape with a win over the Mountaineers (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt), who nearly pulled off their second major upset of a highly-ranked team in a decade after stunning fourth-ranked Michigan nine years ago to the day in 2007.The Vols looked sluggish and did not seem to get on track until the 4th quarter where Josh Malone stepped up with some big catches on the stretch. Dobbs seems to have regressed instead of impressed last night. Throwing passes into coverage and making some very strange decisions with the ball. Hats off the App. State. They came to play.
While this is not a loss, it would seem a lot needs to be improved on and quickly with the Battle of Bristol coming next weekend. Luckily the Vols will have a few extra days with this game played on Thursday and Va Tech isn't until next Saturday.
There is much to be worked on. What do you all think out there? What would you grade the performance? I say a D. Sometimes is win isn't a win. This one feels like that to me a little. Still they can improve and there is much to improve on. Biggest improvement can be from your first and second games. The Vols better get to work..