Video: Ole Miss Landshark defense vs. Justin Worley
Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley was the latest to fall victim to No. 2 Ole Miss and the Landshark defense. The senior was sacked seven times during his team’s 34-3 loss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday. Worley also threw three interceptions and a season-low 191 yards on 19-of-34 passing.
Worley came out of the game for good with less than seven minutes left. Coach Butch Jones said he considered inserting backup QB Nathan Peterman earlier, but felt Worley gave the team the best chance to score.
“I landed on my shoulder and got banged up a little bit,” Worley said after the game, according to 24/7 Sports. “I always hate coming out of the game,” Worley said. “At that point, I don’t know if I would have been very productive, other than handing the ball off.”
Six different Rebels recorded sacks on Saturday. Marquis Haynes finished with a team-best 2.5. Deterrian Shackelford, Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche and C.J. Johnson each had a sack, while Channing Ward recorded an assisted sack.
Ole Miss has 18 sacks through seven games this season. The Rebels are averaging 2.7 per game and rank No. 41 overall.
Tennessee’s offensive line has allowed 30 sacks this season and is averaging 4.3 sacks allowed per game. The Vols rank No. 123 overall in sacks allowed, tied for second worst in the FBS.