KNOXVILLE — So much for finding a comfort level.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |

Tennessee and Georgia go on the road and straight into the spotlight of the college football world today.

KNOXVILLE — Justin Worley had an inkling of what was coming next.

KNOXVILLE — For a third consecutive game, Tennessee's defensive line is facing an athletic quarterback and an up-tempo offense.

KNOXVILLE — In its third game of 2013, Tennessee went to Oregon short a couple of wide receivers because of injury and started Vincent Dallas, who played on defense for part of preseason training camp and actually left the program the following month, between two true freshmen.

KNOXVILLE — There was a time when the anxiety replaced the appetite for Todd Kelly Jr.

KNOXVILLE — If Kyler Kerbyson knows where on Tennessee's offensive line he'll play this week, he is unwilling to reveal it.

KNOXVILLE — As Tennessee football coach Butch Jones watched Oklahoma dismantle Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in January, he probably tried not to think about the trip to Norman the rebuilding Volunteers were taking nine months later.

KNOXVILLE — For a brief stretch late in the third quarter, Tennessee's 34-19 win against Arkansas State on Saturday became the Owen Williams Show.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's coaches and players spent most of last week talking about how they intended to improve the lackluster rushing attack the Volunteers showed in their season opener.

KNOXVILLE — The audience wasn't quite as large and the team wasn't quite as thorough, but the maturing Tennessee Volunteers were more than enough for Arkansas State to handle Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE — Another game. Another win. Another test for all those first-year Tennessee Volunteers, more than 30 total.

KNOXVILLE — Although his freshman season contained a healthy 38 catches, Tennessee receiver Marquez North reached the end zone only one time a year ago.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 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.

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