All told, the Vols' top three quarterbacks combined for 38 completions in 51 attempts for 362 yards and three TDs with just one interception.
Ainge conceded that the strong offensive showing in the O&W Game was a nice boost for the attack unit's morale.
"It felt good," he said. "We made some plays. Meachem (five catches, 135 yards) had a great game, broke some tackles and ran down the sidelines.
"We need more of that. We still had some miscommunications, didn't get everything done we wanted to, but I thought we made a lot of progress and played all right."
Tennessee's defense was somewhat limited in the spring game but so was Tennessee's offense.
"You saw about half of the offense," Ainge said, "and about a quarter of the defense. The offense had a little bit of an advantage but it came down to execution, and I thought we executed on the White side."
Coming off an April 1 scrimmage that was dominated by the defense, Ainge saw the Orange & White Game as a chance to leave spring practice on a positive note. Saturday's performance allowed him to do just that.
"Absolutely," he said. "I thought I played a good game but it still was nowhere close to where I want to be. There was a ball I threw to Meachem late in the game when I overthrew him in the end zone, and a couple of crossing routes and a curl I threw to Austin Rogers.
"All of those should've been completions, so you can't ever be satisfied."
Satisfied … no. Encouraged … yes.