Tennessee's 15-9 loss to South Carolina might . For now, it's simply a crushing loss for the Vols. To have played so poorly and still have a chance to win on the final play, only to come up short, is about as demoralizing as it gets.
Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, making his first start, took the loss hard. Noticing this, South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley approached Guarantano to help him up off the field in a moment was captured by Hale McGranahan of SEC Country.
Sportsmanship, pass it on. pic.twitter.com/AJ2NmAnsM5— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_SECcountry) October 14, 2017
It's a simple gesture and not an uncommon one, but it's a cool moment captured nonetheless.
At the end of the day, everyone's out on the same field competing hard and trying to win. Regardless of box scores and win-loss records, everyone playing and coaching has respect for that.