Despite Lag, Another Win in the Bag: Tennessee Takes Care of Vanderbilt in Road Finale

The game wasn't pretty. 

The stream wasn't smooth.

The chat wasn't being nice.

But in the end, the Tennessee Volunteers managed to pull away in the second half to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores, 41-23, on Monday night. 

This evening's game was the first contest in Coach Duggs' new apartment, and with the new territory, comes a new internet connection. Safe to say it took some getting used to.

The lag was no joke tonight, but the Vols did just enough to come up with their seventh win in a row. After QB Stefon Cheah threw an interception on the first drive of the game, Coach Duggs and company relied heavily on the ground game the rest of the way. 

First, it was Tiny Scoops...

And then some Jazz Owens action...

Along with some more Tiny touchdowns...

The only time where the game seriously seemed like it was in doubt was late in the second quarter, when Vanderbilt took the lead into the halftime break in addition to one of the worst lags that occurred during the game.

But aside from that, it was smooth sailing for America's Coach. After the game, it was a bit of a reality check for Tennessee. Despite the win, the Navy Midshipmen jumped the Vols to top off the rankings, dropping Tennessee to No. 2.

It is officially survive and advance mode for Gus Duggerton's squad, as one more loss would be detrimental to the Volunteer National Title hopes.

Tomorrow afternoon, we cap off the 2018 regular season in Knoxville, as No. 24 Kentucky comes to town. Win this one, and Duggs punches his ticket back to Atlanta. We'll see you then.