GAME 1 VS. CAL
- 3rd-and-goal at the 2-yard line: Lucas Taylor runs the option and is dropped after a one-yard gain.
GAME 2 VS. SOUTHERN MISS
- 2nd-and-6 at the Vol 31: Kenny O'Neal runs an end-around, gaining just two yards.
GAME 3 VS. FLORIDA
- 2nd-and-6 at the Vol 24: Brent Vinson runs an end-around, losing nine yards.
To recap, Tennessee has tried four gimmick plays this fall. Half of them lost yardage and the four plays combined to produce a net result of minus-7 yards.
Several teams – Boise State, for instance – have discovered the secret to running successful trick plays. Tennessee, obviously, is still searching.