Butch Jones did what Neyland Stadium and Tennessee fans had been begging for all year: go for it on fourth and goal at the one yard line. Vanderbilt stopped the play and took over at their own one, still down just two possessions at 27-14. They actually moved the ball out to the five before deciding to stay in the pocket and throw on third down. Mistake:
I'm not sure if Vanderbilt left tackle Will Holden is pointing at Barnett or not, but either way the Commodores failed to stop him. One of Tennessee's best players started slow this year with just one sack in the first five games. But he recorded eight in the last seven, good enough to move into a tie for 15th nationally after finishing 16th in sacks last year. This play was arguably the biggest of the Vanderbilt game, swinging momentum hard in Tennessee's direction as the Vols would follow up with 24 points on their next four drives to put the game away.