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Tennesee won the game More like rocky bottom for coach Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee, who will be trying to avoid the program's third start in 31 years when FCS opponent Chattanooga pays a visit to Knoxville on Saturday afternoon.
The Volunteers have stumbled out of the gate with a stunning loss to heavy underdog Georgia State before falling in double overtime to visiting BYU a week ago.
LINE: Tennessee Facing a brutal Southeastern Conference schedule that will feature three matchups against opponents currently ranked among the top 10 makes Saturday's contest a must win for Tennessee.
The Volunteers appeared on the verge of breaking into the win column last week before allowing a yard pass to set up a tying field goal at the end of regulation. To me, that's a goal for this week, if we can do it again.
I said that if we do that, the wins and losses will take care of themselves. I truly believe that.
Chattanooga returns all five starters on the offensive line along with quarterback Nick Tiano, who will be looking for wide receiver Bryce Nunnelly - an FCS preseason All-American who has 14 catches for yards and a touchdown after racking up 79 receptions for 1, yards and seven scores last season.
To'o To'o led the team in tackles with seven in the season opener and followed that up with eight more against BYU, while Gray rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries a week ago after posting six receptions against Georgia State.
Jarrett Guarantano threw for only yards and a pair of scores versus BYU, but junior running back Ty Chandler bounced back from a sub-par opener by rushing for yards on a career-high 26 carries.
Nunnelly has seven yard games in , including five catches for yards at South Carolina.