In the second quarter against Kentucky, Tennessee Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt benched starting quarterback Jarrett Guarantano with 10:33 remaining. Sophomore’s Redshirt J.T. To substitute Guarantano, Shrout came in.
Guarantano threw two touchdown interceptions — the first came in the second quarter at 12:47, when Kelvin Joseph of Kentucky returned the pass 41 yards to make it a 7-0 Kentucky lead. Six plays later, for 85 yards, Jamin Davis took another back to make it a 14-0 game.
Then Shrout threw an interception three plays into his first run.
Shrout, a three-star recruit from Newhall, Calif., from the Vols’ 2018 class, saw limited action last season in four Volunteers games, completing 13 of his 27 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown.