Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano ended spring practice on a high note Saturday.
The redshirt junior quarterback powered the White team to a 28-10 victory over the Orange in the 2019 Chevrolet Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium.
Guarantano had four touchdowns and 198 yards on 19-of-37 passing.
“Jarrett is really smart,” Tennessee Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “He has instincts as a player and has arm talent. He has a good athletic ability. He has been working on all players do with consistency. I think he has handled the new coordinator well, and it hasn’t been a problem.”
After Brian Maurer led the Orange team on an impressive drive that ended with a field goal, Guarantano and his squad got things rolling late in the second quarter. Dominic Wood-Anderson caught a four-yard touchdown from Guarantano to give the White team a 7-3 lead.
Marquez Callaway helped get the White team back in scoring position before the half as he caught a 52-yard strike, and Guarantano hit Josh Palmer in the back of the end zone as time expired to send the White team into the half up 14-3.
“I think on both sides of the ball for the third scrimmage, we made it with guys that should be able to execute,” Pruitt said. “There probably weren’t as many mental errors as we have had in previous practices. There were not any guys turning pressures loose or receivers not running the correct routes. We gave our offense a little better opportunity to have some success.”
There was no doubt left in the second half.
After freshman Jaylen McCollough intercepted a pass to set the White squad up inside the Orange 10, Jauan Jennings caught a seven-yard touchdown. Guarantano and Jennings connected again in the final quarter for a nine-yard touchdown.
The Orange team saw J.T. Shrout hit James Brown for a 14-yard touchdown in the final minutes to cap the scoring.
Shrout finished the game 10-of-19 for 136 yards, while Maurer was 9-of-13 for 118 yards. Jennings tallied five catches for 57 yards, while Callaway ended with two catches for 61 yards. Jeremy Banks also had five receptions.
Defensively, Shanon Reid and McCollough led their respective sides with nine and six and a half tackles, respectively.