by +timothy // None 1 week, 4 days ago

Tennessee Eliminated From Playoff Contention

The College Football Playoff race just got a lot more complicated. No. 5 Tennessee suffered its first loss of the season Saturday night, falling to South Carolina 63-38 in Columbia, SC, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. The loss means the Vols (9-2, 5-2 SEC) will likely miss the playoff for the first time since 1998. Here's what you need to know: Quarterback Jarrett Hooker left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury to his left leg. It's unclear whether he'll miss the rest of the season. South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler had a career night. He passed for 438 yards and six touchdowns, including three in the first quarter, reports ESPN. Tennessee's defense simply couldn't get off the field.

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