According to the script, this one wasn't supposed to be close. Based on the talent differential between the two teams, the scriptwriters couldn't have been any more accurate in that assessment.
The game followed that expectation to a tee.
Tennessee kept it close in the first half, and it would have been even closer if not for an 89-yard interception return that set up LSU's first score of the game in the first quarter.
There were some positives and many negatives for the Vols against the No. 1 team in the nation.
Here's how the Vols graded out against the Tigers.