No Room for Error: Tennessee Looks to Make Statement Against Kentucky After Dropping in Polls


Welcome to the 2018 regular season finale for Gus Duggerton and the Tennessee Volunteers. Last night, it was the final road game for Coach Duggs and company in Nashville:

Tennessee 41, Vanderbilt 23 - The Volunteers overcome a major lag that lasted throughout the game and made a statement win over their in-state foe.

But Coach Duggs received some bad news after the game despite the win:

Hopefully for America's Coach, this serves as a nice wake-up call after losing the No. 1 spot. One more loss will certainly take Tennessee out of the running for the BCS National Title Game, but close wins might not do the job, either.

It's going to take a convincing victory to really ease the sweat, because NC State and a bunch of other teams with two losses are creeping up on Coach Duggs' squad. 

A win over No. 24 Kentucky in Knoxville today would be another win to put on the resume for the Volunteers. But a third loss would do absolutely no favors as well.

It's a matinee stream at 3:30 PM ET today to cap the regular season. A win locks in a spot in Atlanta for a chance to win the SEC Title once again. A loss? Things will get really, really ugly. See you then.