The second half has been absolutely brutal to Tennessee during SEC play. After getting outscored 31-0 in the second half Saturday at Alabama, the Volunteers have now been outscored 52-0 in the second halves of the past two games and 83-22 overall during SEC play.
TE Mychal Rivera's role in the past two games has required him to block more and catch less. After notching five catches for 85 yards against Georgia, Rivera has just one catch for 13 yards in the past two games, as he's remained on the line of scrimmage to help provide maximum protection for the quarterback.
"That's really the life of a tight end," Rivera said. "I have had many conversations with coach Dooley. He and I know that tight ends they have to block and they have to catch. I can't be too worried about my catching because I have to show both my skills."
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