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Tennessee junior RB Jalen Hurd rushed for 95 yards on 26 carries in Saturday's 38-28 win over Florida.

Hurd averaged just 3.6 YPC with a long run of 19 yards. While the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has yet to surpass 100 yards rushing in a game, he has tallied at least 95 yards in three of four contests. Overall, Hurd has rolled his way to 365 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns. He isn't necessarily a spectacular fantasy option, but should still finish out the season with 1,000-plus rushing yards and (potentially) double-digit scores.
Sep 24 - 8:29 PM

Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs completed 16-of-32 passes for 319 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for an additional score in Saturday's 38-28 win over Florida.

The Volunteers had lost 11 straight games to the Gators entering Saturday's action. In the first half, it looked like they were going to extend that losing streak. Tennessee was booed off the field at the half, as they trailed 21-3. Dobbs looked lost through the first two quarters, but he picked up the slack in the second half, tossing a pair of scores in the third quarter and another two in the fourth as Tennessee came roaring back for the win. In addition, he finished the afternoon having rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Between his work through the air and his work on the ground, Dobbs has accounted for 14 total touchdowns this season. His passing remains a hit/miss proposition, but when he is on his game, he can be a fantasy stud.
Sep 24 - 8:16 PM

An AFC scout believes a part of Tennessee junior RB Jalen Hurd's struggles have to do with his poor offensive line.

"That offensive line at Tennessee is a mess," the scout said. "I think (Jalen) Hurd is really talented but he's going to have to get his own yards because they aren't going to open enough holes for him. I always feel like running backs who have it too easy struggle when they make it into the league, but Hurd won't have it too easy at all." Lance Zierlein sees Hurd's style as similar to 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. "When it comes to creating yardage through tackle breaking and physicality, Hurd is your guy," he wrote. "At 6-4, 240 pounds, Hurd has the freakish size to batter opposing tacklers, but he also has top-end speed to run away from people when he has a runway."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 23 - 7:37 PM

Tennessee redshirt freshman LB Quart'e Sapp will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Darrin Kirkland, who plays the same position, is also out, so the Vols might be thin at this spot. Jalen Reeves-Maybin might be Tennessee's most talented player at the second level, but he briefly exited a game earlier in the year. The Vols are dealing with a number of injuries, including top corner Cam Sutton, but remain 3-0 and face Florida next.
Sep 20 - 12:01 PM

Tennessee senior CB Cameron Sutton suffered a fractured right ankle in Saturday's win over Ohio.

It is not yet known how long Sutton might be sidelined for, but HC Butch Jones said that it would be an "extended period of time." In his two-plus contests this season, the 6-foot-1, 189-pound senior has recorded eight tackles (2.0 for loss) while picking off one pass.
Sep 19 - 4:01 PM

Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs completed 19 of 27 attempts for 203 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 28-19 win over Ohio.

He added another 59 yards and a touchdown. Dobbs opened with a 20 yard touchdown throw to Josh Malone and evaded another defender for a score a bit later on. Dobbs' NFL future is bleak, but despite their early struggles Tennessee is still undefeated.
Sep 17 - 5:17 PM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones indicated that senior CB Cameron Sutton will be out for "an extended period of time" due to the leg injury he suffered in Saturday's win over Ohio.

Sutton was forced out midway through Saturday's contest and was subsequently spotted limping off to the locker room. Further information as to the extent of this injury and a potential timetable for a return should be released in the coming days, but early signs are not pointing toward Sutton playing in the near future.
Sep 17 - 4:35 PM

Tennessee senior CB Cameron Sutton will miss the remainder of Saturday's game against Ohio and was seen limping to the locker room.

Common thought would be that Tennessee will not need Sutton versus Ohio, but the Vols are only up 14-9 at this time. Sutton is the team's top corner, although the entire Tennessee team has not lived up to expectations at this point. More news should be available on Sutton's injury on Monday.
Sep 17 - 1:17 PM

Tennessee redshirt junior WR Josh Smith is questionable for Saturday's game against Ohio with an ankle injury.

Smith was spotted on crutches on Wednesday after tweaking his ankle on Tuesday. In addition to that injury concern, he is also dealing with a wrist ailment. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder has managed just one catch for three yards through the first two games of the season. A year ago, he caught 23 passes for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Sep 15 - 2:24 PM

Tennessee junior RB Jalen Hurd rushed for 99 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 45-24 win over Virginia Tech.

Hurd doesn't really do good or bad games. He just does games. The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder rushed for at least 80 yards in 10 of 13 games last season and has posted 209 yards rushing through two games during the fledgling 2016 campaign. He might not be the sexiest fantasy prospect with his career 4.6 YPC average, but he makes up for the relative lack of explosion with a metronomical consistency.
Sep 11 - 12:36 AM

Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs completed 10-of-19 passes for 91 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 106 yards and two additional touchdowns in Saturday's 45-24 win over Virginia Tech.

The Volunteers fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter before punching back with a 24-point second quarter. Dobbs wasn't doing much in terms of passing -- he averaged just 4.8 YPA -- but more than made up for that with his 106 yards rushing. Indeed, that mark led the team. Despite a somewhat creaky start to the 2016 season, Dobbs and company are still in line to bring a 3-0 record into their September 24 showdown with Florida. They will need to take care of business against Ohio next week before they have a chance to unload on their SEC rival.
Sep 11 - 12:23 AM

Tennessee redshirt senior TE Jason Croom will play Saturday against Virginia Tech.

Croom missed last week's game against Appalachian State for reasons that were never explained. He transitioned to TE from WR over the summer.
Sep 10 - 8:14 PM

Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs was listed as a draft "faller" by ESPN's Todd McShay, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler and TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

And that's only the short list. If your cousin Ned writes a draft blog, most likely he listed Dobbs as a faller too. The pessism comes on the heals of Dobbs' abysmal showing against Appalachian State (16-of-29 for 192 yards, one touchdown and one interception). "Dobbs is a good athlete and he flashes the ability to make some big-time throws, but his inconsistent accuracy and occasional lack of touch is holding this unit back," McShay wrote. Brugler had this to say: "Neither the coaching staff or Dobbs himself appears comfortable with his ability to be a consistent downfield passer. ... Dobbs has the bad habit of predetermining where he is going with this throws and that allowed App State defenders to simply follow his eyes and break on passes."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 7 - 1:04 PM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones said that redshirt junior RB Alvin Kamara received nine total touches in Thursday's tight win over Appalachian State due to the "flow of the game."

Kamara carried the ball six times for 21 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards. And that was it. Jalen Hurd was not affected by the "flow of the game," as he carried the ball 28 times. While Kamara's initial output might be lacking, here, the 5-foot-10, 215-pounder saw 107 carries last season and is in no danger of falling off the depth chart.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 2 - 2:47 PM

Tennessee redshirt junior RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards on six carries in the school's 20-13 win over Appalachian State.

He added another 20 yards on three catches. Kamara is a big play threat, but the Vols just could not get anything going. The Alabama transfer teams with Jalen Hurd to form one of the best duos in the country, each shining in different areas.
Sep 2 - 11:06 AM


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