Tennessee QB Harrison Bailey got the start on Saturday against Florida and gave the Vols something they hadn’t had in a while on offense: a spark.

The fan base loved it, especially when he led the Vols to a 7-3 lead. But it also caused some fans and media to note that coach Jeremy Pruitt waited too long to put Bailey in a game for significant meaningful minutes instead of incumbent starter Jarrett Guarantano.

For a game that was nearly a three-touchdown spread in Vegas betting lines, the first half proved to be more entertaining than many figured.

Tennessee sacked Florida QB Kyle Trask twice, and the Gators also missed a field goal attempt. Another nine-play drive ended with a punt.

For Tennessee, the Vols showed some fight after they’ve had 18 players miss practice the past 2 weeks with COVID issues, not to mention their record is 2-5.

Here’s a collection of the first-half reaction on social media: