In football, experience can make or break you. The fact that Tennessee had a young, inexperienced team this year was no surprise. The fact that they were inexperienced enough to lose to a UCLA team that played like a mediocre high school squad was more a disappointment than a surprise.
There were holes all around, undoubtedly camouflaged by Bruin QB Kevin Craft’s 4 interceptions in the first half. Foster’s crucial fumble, missed field goals, and missing players. Crompton looked rough, but in all fairness didn’t have much help. The Vol offensive line — the one aspect of the Tennessee team that had experience — handled UCLA’s blitz as effectively as a screen door on a submarine.
On the bright side, overtime offers some extra experience, right? Ughh.