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Young Tennessee team showing signs of growth

September 19th, 2014 5:03 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said he made a point after last week's 34-10 loss at No. 4 Oklahoma to see how each of his players was reacting to it. This was one instance in which he appreciated all the looks of disappointment.

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Vols focusing on pass protection during off week

Vols focusing on pass protection during off week

September 18th, 2014 3:51 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee (2-1) already has allowed nine sacks through the first three games of the season. Only nine of the 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams have yielded more sacks.

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Vols WR Smith has high ankle sprain

Vols WR Smith has high ankle sprain

September 16th, 2014 8:38 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith has a high ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia.

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No. 4 Oklahoma beats Tennessee 34-10

No. 4 Oklahoma beats Tennessee 34-10

September 14th, 2014 1:07 am by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

NORMAN, Okla. — Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Tennessee 34-10 on Saturday night.

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Vols say they're better prepared for this test

Vols say they're better prepared for this test

September 12th, 2014 7:45 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

When Tennessee visits No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday, the Volunteers will be carrying a 2-0 record into a road game with a top-five team for the second straight season. Last year, the Volunteers got trounced 59-14 at No. 2 Oregon

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Bristol game gets boost from Hokies win over Ohio State

Bristol game gets boost from Hokies win over Ohio State

September 10th, 2014 10:43 pm by JEFF BIRCHFIELD, NET News Service

The countdown to the Battle at Bristol has officially begun, although for some Virginia Tech fans the game can't come soon enough.

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Tennessee defense getting tougher on third down

Tennessee defense getting tougher on third down

September 9th, 2014 4:20 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee opponents have converted just seven of their 31 third-down situations through the first two weeks of the season, a remarkable turnaround for a defense that struggled in those scenarios the last few years.

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Vols' Pearson out, Wolf questionable for Sooners

Vols' Pearson out, Wolf questionable for Sooners

September 8th, 2014 3:17 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Vols football coach Butch Jones said Monday that wide receiver Von Pearson won't play this week because of a high ankle sprain. Jones also said tight end Ethan Wolf has a bruised knee that leaves him questionable for the Oklahoma game.

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Oklahoma defense ready for Tennessee

Oklahoma defense ready for Tennessee

September 7th, 2014 6:50 pm by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

No. 4 Oklahoma has outscored its opponents a combined 62-3 in the first 30 minutes of its two dominant wins. The Sooners hope to carry that momentum into their matchup with Tennessee on Saturday.

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Update: Worley, North lead Vols past Arkansas State 34-19

Update: Worley, North lead Vols past Arkansas State 34-19

September 6th, 2014 3:37 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Justin Worley threw two touchdown passes to Marquez North and ran for a third score Saturday in Tennessee's 34-19 victory over Arkansas State that sent the Vols to their fourth straight 2-0 start.

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Tennessee OT Gilliam out for year with torn ACL

Tennessee OT Gilliam out for year with torn ACL

September 2nd, 2014 3:54 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Jacob Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Knoxville, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee's starting left tackle.

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