Considering Tennessee entered the Auburn game riding a four-game losing streak, the Vols’ ability to jump out to a 10-point lead against No. 23 Tigers was a surprise.

As any true Tennessee fan could tell you, that wasn’t going to last.

While the Vols got creative early in the game and looked the part of a contender, the offense went into a shell in the second quarter and Auburn’s offense found its groove on the way to tying the game at 10 at halftime.

At this point, it just feels like Tennessee is hoping to hold on for dear life against the Tigers.

Despite the strong start in the game, Tennessee’s offense has been bearing the brunt of fans’ criticism: