The Jags went to Knoxville with the opportunity to make a statement to the nation, against an SEC opponent, and they came away with a lot of credibility.
Ross Metheny got South on the board first, with a touchdown on their initial drive.
They would struggle to stop the Tennessee offense into the second quarter, but sparked a comeback in the second half.
With a chance to tie the game, Metheny through an endzone interception to end the game.
The Jags would walk away with a 31-24 loss, but a victory in showing the rest of the country that they are on the rise as a program.