Don’t mess with Derek Barnett in SEC play.
The Tennessee defensive end is a dynamic talent no matter who the opponent. But as Tennessee’s athletic media relations staff tweeted Saturday, he has done incredible damage against SEC teams throughout his career.
Did you know that 23 of Barnett’s 26 sacks and 33.5 of his 44.5 tackles for loss happened in SEC play? Talk about making your presence felt.
— Tennessee Stats (@Vol_Stats) October 29, 2016
It has been fascinating to watch Barnett’s development, and the Volunteers will continue to rely on him to serve as a force on the defensive line. He’ll receive his next chance to make an impact against South Carolina on Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Tennessee (5-2) is coming off losses to Texas A&M and Alabama. South Carolina (3-4) beat Massachusetts last Saturday.