For those keeping score at home, Tennessee allowed just 58.5 points per game during its winning streak but 80.2 ppg during its losing streak. That's a 25 points-per-game drop in defensive efficiency.
As noted weeks ago in this same space, 70 clearly is the Vols' Magic Number. Tennessee stands 14-1 when holding its opponent under 70 points but stands 1-9 when the opponent scores more than 70.
Oddly enough, no opponent this season has scored precisely 70 on the Vols.
It may be an oversimplification but, statistically speaking, if Tennessee holds Mississippi State (Wednesday) and Vanderbilt (Saturday) below 70 points, the Big Orange probably will win. If it does not, it almost certainly will lose.