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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Vols' running game nonexistent

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The running game has been missing all season for Tennessee, and it's letting the Vols down again in this game.

The Vols have had success throwing the ball against Georgia, but have repeatedly bogged down when they've tried to run.

After a fourth-and-8 conversion, Tennessee had it first-and-goal from the 7, but Tauren Poole lost 3 yards on first down, and the Vols ended up having to settle for a short field goal to tie the game at 3-3.

The Vols have just 22 rushing yards on 12 carries, and Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray has had time to throw, too.

At this point, you wonder if the Vols don't just spread it out, ditch the run and take their chances throwing the ball.

Georgia hasn't covered Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera all night, as he's had a field day down the middle.