The talk of Tennessee failing to win a big game against a ranked opponent will continue after the Vols blew a late, two-score lead to lose to Oklahoma 31-24 in double overtime.
Much has been made of the Vols’ recent record against ranked opponents, as they had won just once in the last 28 games against top 25 teams heading into Saturday. The No. 23 Vols appeared to have finally earned a top 25 win, having led 17-3 in the fourth quarter, but the No. 19 Sooners – led by quarterback Baker Mayfield – stormed back to steal a win in Knoxville.
The loss is especially stinging for Vols fans considering the Sooners’ attitude heading into the game.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said earlier in the week he didn’t understand all the questions about playing in front of the Knoxville crowd. Sooners linebacker Eric Striker didn’t think Jalen Hurd was anything special.
Here is the post-game reaction:
"You have to learn from it. I'm exceptionally proud of them.. They gave it their all and they came up short." – Jones on moving forward.
— Paul Fortenberry (@Volquest_Paul) September 13, 2015
Butch Jones says he gave no consideration to going for it on 4th & goal at 1 in 1st qtr. No all or nothing plays. Kicked a FG to go up 3-0.
— Vince Ferrara (@VinceSports) September 13, 2015
Jones not happy about the PI call, missed false start on late OU scoring drive: "That changes the game considerably”
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 13, 2015
“Maybe my favorite win. The Sooner Magic came back out.” -Bob Stoops
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 13, 2015
Jones: Don't ever lose this feeling. If you ever don't feel like coming and working, remember this feeling.
— RockyTopTalk (@RockyTopTalk) September 13, 2015
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 13, 2015
Oklahoma's Eric Striker talks trash to the Tennessee crowd after win https://t.co/I8uyObdZ2w
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 13, 2015