Hot or cold: Tennessee looks to end losing skid
The Tennessee Volunteers (2-3) will host in-state opponent Chattanooga (3-2) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The Vols look to bounce back from a three-game losing skid with a big win against an FCS opponent.
A.J. Johnson leads the Southeastern Conference with 59 total tackles. The senior is coming off a 13-tackle performance against Florida and has recorded at least nine tackles in each game this season. Johnson is having a stellar final season and is a serious candidate for SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Cameron Sutton leads Tennessee with three interceptions. The sophomore picked off quarterbacks in back-to-back games for the Volunteers. Sutton has started at cornerback in every game since enrolling in 2013 and is making a strong case as an elite SEC ball hawk.
Marquez North was held to 26 yards on four catches against Florida. The sophomore has yet to reach the 100-yard plateau this season and has just 214 yards on 21 catches. North entered the season with huge expectations and yet to live up to the hype.
Tennessee’s offensive line allowed six sacks on Saturday. The Gators also recorded 10 tackles for loss and three QB hurries. The Vols offensive line has disappointed in every game since Week 3 and has managed to look worse each game. Tennessee must improve in the trenches for any offensive production to take place.