KNOXVILLE, Tenn. To say the Tennessee defense was opportunistic against visiting Western Kentucky on Saturday ... is akin to calling the nearby Great Smoky Mountains a little bit hilly.
Justice would just not be served.
What was served, though, were seven WKU turnovers, including Tennessee taking the ball away on five straight possessions during a four-minute stretch late in the first quarter.
Subsequently, Tennessee (2-0) stole away with a rousing 52-20 victory, in front of a sun-splashed, mostly orange-clad crowd of 86,783 at Neyland Stadium.During that dubious stretch of offensive implosion, Western Kentucky (1-1) turned the ball over on five of six offensive plays, including four straight snaps, as the Volunteers capitalized on the miscues and raced to a 31-3 lead.
Although the Hilltoppers showed some offensive signs of life by scoring two touchdowns before halftime, it was all Volunteers in the second half, as they outscored their Sun Belt Conference foe 21-3 after interm...