Things didn’t work out for Tennessee on Saturday.
After enjoying a solid first half, the Vols collapsed in the fourth quarter and lost, 28-27 to Florida. But let’s not dwell on the negatives.
Instead, let’s give credit to those who will receive less than they deserve after Saturday’s loss. Here are the unsung heroes for Tennessee in Week 4.
Brett Kendrick, OL, sophomore
Kendrick won’t receive the recognition he deserves for Tennessee’s best play — a 58-yard double screen pass — on Saturday, but he was just as big of a factor as Josh Dobbs and Jauan Jennings.
After Jennings threw back to Dobbs, Kendrick landed a perfect lead block on Florida defensive end Jonathan Bullard. This allowed Dobbs to run free down the sideline for a 58-yard score.
Kendrick is a Knoxville native who has started in all four games for Tennessee in 2015. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound lineman made two starts in 13 appearances as a redshirt freshman in 2014.
Ethan Wolf, TE, sophomore
Wolf had four catches for 54 yards, including two that were crucial in keeping Tennessee’s drives alive. His first came on a fourth-down jump pass from tailback Alvin Kamara that marched the Vols down to the 6-yard line, and set up the team’s second score. His second came on third down in red zone that helped set up kicker Aaron Medley’s second field goal.
Beautifully executed double pass for the TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/cP12wE7sSX
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 26, 2015