Guarantano searches for first Power Five win

Guarantano searches for first Power Five win

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Guarantano searches for first Power Five win

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

KNOXVILLE — Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano is in his third season at Tennessee.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal-caller is still searching for his first career win as a starter against a Power Five opponent after an 0-8 start.

Through five games of the 2018 season, Guarantano has completed 59 passes out of 93 attempts, totaling 801 yards, throwing four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Last season, Guarantano completed 86 passes out of 139 attempts, totaling 997 yards and throwing four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Guarantano totaled -39 rushing yards on 66 attempts in 2017 and -14 yards on 16 attempts this season (sacks included).

Guarantano’s longest run plays as a starter against Power Five teams

2017 South Carolina  11 yards
2017 at Alabama  9 yards
2017 at Kentucky  13 yards
2017 LSU  2 yards
2017 Vanderbilt  6 yards
2018 West Virginia  2 yards
2018 Florida  7 yards
2018 at Georgia  0 yards

Guarantano passing against Power Five opponents as a starter

2017 South Carolina  11-18, 133 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 39-Long
2017 at Alabama  9-16, 44 yards, 0 TD, 0 TD, 1 INT, 12-Long
2017 at Kentucky  18-23, 242 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 48-Long
2017 LSU  13-23, 239 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 60-Long
2017 Vanderbilt  14-22, 183 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 32-Long
2018 West Virginia  19-25, 172 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 22-Long
2018 Florida  7-18, 164 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT, 55-Long
2018 at Georgia  13-21, 143 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 37-Long

Consistency

Ahead of the Auburn game, Jeremy Pruitt was asked about Guarantano’s performance this season and what he has liked and seen the most improvement on.

“Jarrett is just like everybody else on our football team,” Pruitt said. “He’s had bright spots just like a lot of guys. I think we’re looking for consistency with all of our players.

“If you look at this past weekend, the teams that had success — I’m sitting there flipping the channels, just watching different teams play — folks that have experience and can do it over and over again the right way seem to have success. That’s what we’re looking for with all of our players.”

QB roundtable discussion

Trey Wallace and Chance Collins of Fox Sports Knoxville discussed Tennessee’s quarterback play with Dan Harralson of Vols Wire.

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