Tennesee needs more Volunteers

Nick ConditCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2007

IconArcheologists unearthed an old English dictionary dating back to the year 1236. It defined "victim" as "one who has encountered Tim Tebow."

The Tennesee Volunteers were victims to Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators as the Gators went on to destroy them 59-20. The Volunteers needed at least 15 players on the field to stop the likes of Tebow. Tim Tebow was 14-19 with 299 yards and two passing TDs. He also took 18 carries for 67 yards and two TDs.

Percy Harvin—aka Florida's Reggie Bush—had 9 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown, along with four receptions for 120 yards. Brandon James started the Volunteers woes as he took an 83 yard punt return for a touchdown.

Tim Tebow has definitely made a name for himself from his throwing.  Originally, most just knew him for his rushing ability, but now teams have much more to worry about than Tebow just running over their defenders. Tim Tebow has definitely placed himself somewhere in the Heisman race.

Eric Ainge didn't have a bad game—the Vols defense just couldn't stand up to Tebow and the rushing game. The Gators just had to key in on the pass for most of the game as the Vols only had 21 carries for 53 yards as a team.

Ainge was 26-41 for 249 yards and one touchdown. The Gators controlled the ball for most of the second half, having it for just over 22 total minutes. The Vols lost the ball 9 times (five being 3-and-outs and one being a turnover on downs), and the Gators lost the ball four times, having only one "real" turnover.

One thing's for sure: The Gators have answered their critics pretty well with this win.