Defense dominates Vols' second spring scrimmage

Defense dominates Vols' second spring scrimmage


AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's offense continues to endure growing pains as it replaces at least six likely NFL draft picks.

Quarterbacks Justin Worley and Nathan Peterman both struggled to move the ball Saturday in the Volunteers' second spring scrimmage.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones uses a complex scoring format for each scrimmage in which he awards points to the offense or defense for big accomplishments. Jones' system had the defense winning the scrimmage 86-63.

The Vols lost much of the star power from an offense that averaged 36.2 points per game last season.

Quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter all decided to enter their draft after their junior seasons. Tight end Mychal Rivera, wide receiver Zach Rogers and offensive guard Dallas Thomas also are likely to get drafted

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