9. UT's patchwork offensive line got very little push against Ole Miss' rugged defensive front.
6. The Vols bit on every misdirection play Ole Miss ran.
5. The Rebels picked Saturday to play up to their preseason top-10 ranking.
4. Dexter McCluster
3. The absent-minded Vols forgot how to tackle.
2. Down just 21-17 in the third quarter, the Vols' couldn't cash in on Wes Brown's interception at the Ole Miss 43-yard line.
1. Dexter McCluster