Yes, the win is what you could call a blowout, as the Vols won 42-16, but they were playing conservatively.
Tennessee went up 28-0 before the half, and it was only after this that Montana was able to answer at all.
Tennessee also ran the ball a lot. This was most likely because of the rain, but I also saw something else in the plays that they ran: the 'Vols are being conservative.
Despite practically scoring at will in the first half, Tennessee came into the second half intent on keeping the ball on the ground. The only second half scores by the 'Vols were off of an interception by Art Evans and a Marlin Lane touchdown run.
Quarterback Tyler Bray was 17/24 for 293 yards. Those are big numbers, but they weren't what his game was all about. Rather, it was about accurate and mistake-free passes. Bray's completion percentage was 71 percent, a big jump from last season (56 percent). He also did not throw an interception.
Tennessee doesn't look like it's going to rip out everything it has against lesser opponents. Instead, Coach Dooley is going to make sure that Tennessee wins, then play it safe.