Record: 2-3, 0-2 SEC
Last time played: Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton burned Georgia for 310 yards passing and four TDs in the Volunteers’ 45-19 victory on Oct. 10, 2009. Tennessee had 472 yards and scored the game’s final 21 points.
Tennessee on offense: TB Tauren Poole is sixth in the SEC with 427 yards rushing after running for 109 yards on 24 carries in Saturday’s loss at LSU. QB Matt Simms is throwing for a 191.4 yards a game. Both are first-year starters. There are two freshmen and two sophomores starting on the offensive line.
Tennessee on defense: The Volunteers are 11th in the SEC in total defense, giving up 376.8 yards a game – 157 rushing and 219.8 against the pass. LB Nick Reveiz leads the SEC in tackles with 50, or 10 a game. He had 10 tackles and his first career interception against LSU.
Tennessee on special teams: Kicker Daniel Lincoln is tied for third in the SEC in scoring for kickers with eight points a game. He’s 11-for-12 on PAT attempts and 7-for-7 on field goal attempts, but missed the LSU game with a leg injury. Punter Chad Cunningham is seventh in the SEC with a 42.8 average.
What you should know: Tennessee is tied for second in the SEC with a plus-4 turnover margin. The Volunteers forced four against LSU, picking off three passes and recovering a fumble.
What you might not know: Fifteen freshmen have played for Tennessee this season, tied with Syracuse for third-most in the country behind Air Force (17) and Florida (16).
Coach: Derek Dooley, 2-3 in first season at Tennessee, 19-23 overall
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