Tennessee’s heading from an SEC East challenger to an unranked team in the span of two weeks.
The No. 18 Volunteers were thrashed 34-7 by Kentucky on Saturday to drop to 2-2. Kentucky took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to two Jarrett Guarantano interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in back-to-back possessions.
The first score came when Kelvin Joseph returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown. When Tennessee got the ball back, Guarantano helped engineer a drive that moved to the Kentucky 28 in just five plays.
Then things went sideways. Jamin Davis picked off Guarantano’s pass on the sixth play of the drive and returned that interception 85 yards for a score.