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Tennessee football: Five takeaways from Vols’ 41-34 loss to Pitt

Tennessee fans cheer during a game against Pittsburgh at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Kns Tennessee Pittsburgh Football

Josh Heupel is the fifth straight Tennessee football head coach to lose his first game to a Power Five/BCS program. The Vols’ comeback bid against the Pittsburgh Panthers fell short, and they fell 41-34 in the Johnny Majors Classic to fall to 0-3 against Pitt all time, all three games of which were at Neyland Stadium.

UT was behind by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter but failed on two straight offensive possessions late.