It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win. Now that Tennessee has dispatched its first opponent, it's time to look on toward Cincinnati.
A week ago, I would've dismissed the importance of this game. Cincinnati is a bottom-dweller Big East program, so why would Tennessee need to worry about them?
Well, South Florida just beat No. 16 Notre Dame and West Virginia rolled past Marshall, so the Big East doesn't look too bad this year.
Furthermore, Cincinnati got a vote to be ranked in the most recent AP Poll.
This game looks like it may be much more important than anticipated, so what will the Vols be trying to accomplish? Read on for the top five things to look for.