Vols Hope to Boost Rushing Attack Against Arkansas State

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The loss of a 1,000-yard rusher and all five starters on last year’s offensive line are creating plenty of obstacles for Tennessee in its attempt to establish a rushing attack.
In an otherwise impressive 38-7 season-opening victory over Utah State, Tennessee rushed for only 110 yards on 39 attempts. The Volunteers’ longest run from scrimmage was 9 yards.
Tennessee will try to boost that rushing attack Saturday against Arkansas State (1-0) while replacing left tackle Jacob Gilliam, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Utah State.
The Vols’ early rushing struggles shouldn’t come as a surprise. Tennessee is replacing Rajion Neal, who rushed for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior last season. Senior Marlin Lane and freshman Jalen Hurd are running behind a line with no returning starters.
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