Paul Finebaum on Tennessee: 'I've never seen anything remotely close to this'
Paul Finebaum attended Tennessee, and he’s never seen a loss like this in the Vols history.
Georgia State was a terrible 2-10 in 2018, and it went into the house that General Neyland built and defeated Tennessee 38-30. The Vols haven’t been good for a number of years now, but this loss takes the cake. This is rock bottom.
The SEC Network analyst and radio man joined SportsCenter Sunday morning for his weekly recap, and the surprising part about losing to Georgia State was that he wasn’t too surprised.
“The most surprising part of it, it really wasn’t surprising the way Tennessee football has been lately,” Finebaum said. “They lost to a 2-10 team the year before. I don’t mind losing to a good middle-of-the-road team, but they lost to a terrible middle-of-the-road team. We just have seen so much of this in recent years at Tennessee that I’m not surprised.”
Georgia State ran all over the Vols Saturday for 213 yards. Tennessee managed just 93 rushing yards and committed three turnovers.
The win marked Georgia State’s first over a Power 5 opponent in program history.
“I’ve covered and been around Tennessee since I was a kid,” Finebaum continued. “I’ve never seen anything remotely close to this, and there’s some competition. This is the worst loss. They were 25-point favorite. No excuse.”
Things don’t get any easier though. BYU comes into Neyland Stadium Saturday night, and the Cougars are a much tougher team than Georgia State.