Tennessee Top Ten

Posted Sep 13, 2009
Randy Moore

With apologies to David Letterman, here are the top 10 reasons Tennessee lost to UCLA Saturday at Neyland Stadium:

10. Four turnovers by Tennessee, one by UCLA.

9. Vols couldn't gain three feet on fourth and goal with 2:10 left.

8. Tennessee players overconfident after Game 1 blowout of Western Kentucky.

7. UT defensive end blew an assignment on Bruins' lone touchdown.

6. Vols great at causing fumbles (6), lousy at recovering them (1).

5. Turnovers on three consecutive possessions turned a 10-3 Vol lead into a 13-10 deficit.

4. Bruins' redshirt freshman QB (1 fumble, 0 interceptions) made fewer mistakes than Vols' senior QB (1 fumble, 3 interceptions).

3. Impotent UT passing attack enabled UCLA defense to overplay the run.

2. Bruins forgot they were supposed to run out of gas after traveling 1,950 miles.

1. Vols merely setting up Vegas for colossal upset this week at Florida.

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