No. 9 Tennessee and No. 8 Texas A&M square off Saturday in the Vols’ first top 10 battle (both teams) since 2005.
The matchup features two of the best defensive ends in the nation in the Aggies' Myles Garrett and the Vols’ Derek Barnett. Both players are juniors.
As a first team All-American, Garrett gets more of the national attention compared to Barnett. Some consider Garrett the best player in college football, but here's a look at the career stats.
· 123 tackles
· 38.5 tackles for loss
· 27 sacks
· 164 tackles
· 41.5 tackles for loss
· 24 sacks
When you break it down into SEC games only, Barnett’s numbers look better than Garrett’s.
Myles Garrett (vs. SEC opponents)
· 73 tackles
· 18 tackles for loss
· 11 sacks
Derek Barnett (vs. SEC opponents)
· 105 tackles
· 34.5 tackles for loss
· 21 sacks