Last night's thrilling win at Alabama and tonight's victory at Missouri were night and day for Coach Gus Duggerton's Tennessee Volunteers. In Tuscaloosa, it came down to the very last play of the game. As for tonight? The craziest thing that happened were the white flakes falling from the sky.
It was a 50-24 win for the (2) Volunteers (10-0, 5-0) over the Tigers on a field that looked like it could be the set of a future Boner Dogs scene.
In the cold weather, it was a cold start for Tennessee. Coach Duggs sensed a potential trap game here in Columbia, and his theory was confirmed, at least at the start.
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The Vols and Tigers then traded a handful of punches throughout the first quarter, giving the home team a three point edge.
But as the game went on, Heisman Hopeful Caleb Pressley started to settle in. With the tough conditions, he had no choice but to use his feet more often than he's used to.
And it was the same case in the third quarter, as well.
When it was all said and done, Coach Duggs tried as hard as he could to get his squad another 50 burger, which he eventually did by the skin of his teeth after a late interception by his defense.
With that, the "backdoor burger" was born.
By the way, the Tennessee Volunteers are now the No. 1 team in the nation!
Coach Duggs has a team on a 10-game win streak for the third time in his career (FSU, USC). But now, the question is, can he keep it going? Tomorrow is Senior Day in Knoxville as the Vols host in-state rival Vanderbilt (time TBD). It goes without saying that this will be a humongous week ahead for Coach Duggs' career.