UCLA-Tennessee: Quick thoughts before OT

September, 1, 2008
9/01/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

PASADENA, Calif. -- This was a tale of two quarterbacks.

Kevin Craft in the first half and Kevin Craft in the second half.

The first Craft tried to give this one away to No. 18 Tennessee with four first-half interceptions. He then, instead of going into the tank, tried to win it in the second half.

And by golly he almost did it.

Tennessee, left for dead, forced OT with a 47-yard field goal from Daniel Lincoln with no time left, tying the score at 24-24.

Still, Craft's transformation was simply stunning.

Craft in the first half: 7-of-18 for 66 yards with 4 INTs. No TD drives.

Craft in the second half: 18-of-25 for 193 yards, no picks and a TD pass with 27 seconds to backup TE Ryan Moya. And 80- and 70-yard TD drives.

Truth is, Craft wasn't UCLA's MVP. The Bruins defense was.

It kept the Vols in check and rattled their QB, Jonathan Crompton, who missed on nine of 10 passes at one point in the second half before his own clutch recovery, rallying the Vols for the tying field goal.

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