Last year Tennessee has to win just one of its last 2 games to become bowl eligible. Yet they were blown out by Mizzou (8-5) at home and Vandy (6-7) on the road. And we all know what happened with Georgia State.
In all 3 losses UT lost the turnover battle. Their QB Guarantano has thrown at least 1 interception in all 3 games, and 2 of the 3 they fumbled as well.
Mizzou, Vandy, and GA St rushed for 43, 41, and 53 attempts compared to 30, 35, and 24 passing attempts respectively. In those 3 games, 8 different ball carriers had a rushing attempt go for 15+ yards, including 4 from Georgia State. Yikes.
Looks like BYU should follow Utah’s model. Run the ball a ton and play conservatively on offense, win with special teams and defensive takeaways.