Vols rank 110th nationally in rushing offense

Vols rank 110th nationally in rushing offense

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Vols rank 110th nationally in rushing offense

KNOXVILLE — With three games remaining for Tennessee in the regular season, running the football continues to be an area that the Vols need to improve on.

Tennessee ranks 110th nationally in rushing offense (127.7 yards per game) with 337 attempts for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.

Tennessee rushing yards per game

vs. West Virginia 129
vs. ETSU 190
vs. UTEP 345
vs. Florida 156
at Georgia 66
at Auburn 68
vs. Alabama 31
at South Carolina 144
vs. Charlotte 20

Jeremy Pruitt addressed UT’s offensive struggles after the Charlotte game, saying “we’ve got to do a better job offensively in all phases.”

“It starts by being able to run the football,” Pruitt said. “I can tell you as a defensive coach, if you can run the football, and you aren’t one dimensional, it’s a lot easier to be a great pass-rushing team. That starts with being able to protect the quarterback, running the football.”

Offensive line play will need to get better during the final three regular season games against Kentucky, Missouri and at Vanderbilt. Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) will need to win two more games to become bowl eligible.

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