KNOXVILLE – Tennessee totaled 192 yards in a 14-3 win over Charlotte.
In the win, UT rushed for 20 yards on 26 attempts and Jeremy Pruitt discussed Tennessee’s struggles on offense after the game.
“Those guys did a really good job against us creating different looks,” Pruitt said in crediting Charlotte’s defense. “If they’re not lined up the same way every time, then that forces you as an offensive player to make decisions. So if you’re going to be successful, whether it’s running the ball, protecting – you have to decide who you’re going to block, and if there’s any indecisiveness there, then you’re probably in trouble. We didn’t do a very good job blocking them.”
Heading into today’s game, Tennessee ranked 101st nationally in rushing offense.
“We’ve struggled to run the football all year, so I don’t know why this game would be much different,” Pruitt said. “We’ve tried to find ways to create the right numbers in the run game, but eventually it comes down to having to be able to disguise and take this guys and move him a bit, and you have to be able to hit the ball up in there and gain some yards.
“We didn’t do that very well today. A lot of games we haven’t done it that well, for that matter.”
Pruitt also mentioned that his team is not holding back in showing certain things for future games this season.
“That’s not how we coach – that’s not how we prepare,” he said.