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Cedric Houston

After a general meltdown against Notre Dame it was hard to predict how the Vols would perform against Vanderbilt, but somehow a unit held together by bubble gum, kite string and duct tape erupted for 28 points in the opening 19 minutes of play en route to a 38-33 victory.

The last 41 minutes was a different story as far as the game goes, but it's the same old story by this season's standards — inconsistency. Of course, 38 points should be enough for a comfortable victory against a Vandy team of limited talent. Here's the top to bottom defensive ratings for the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game. Grades of 90-100 are regarded as championship quality. Grades of 80-89 equate... Recommended Stories

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