It took driving wind and heavy rain to spark the Tigers to a 30-10 win over Tennessee on Saturday night, an eventual throttling of a team with no permanent head coach and zero Southeastern Conference victories.
Meanwhile, Dave Aranda’s defense stopped the Volunteers (4-7, 0-7) on three fourth-down attempts in the second half, doing it without edge rusher Arden Key and inside linebacker Donnie Alexander, both left at home battling injuries.
The teams returned form the halftime locker room to be greeted by heavy winds and gusts of 30 miles an hour, as a fast-moving front hit the Great Smoky Mountains area.
The Volunteers muffed the opening kickoff of the second half, penning them inside their own 5, and the Tigers defense forced a punt to set up Guice and Co. for a 50-yard touchdown march.
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