Volunteers junior starting quarterback Justin Worley (Photo Credit: usatoday.com)
On Saturday the Tennessee Volunteers were able to rest on the heels of their defense, who forced seven turnovers total in a rout of Western Kentucky. However while the defense surged, the offense seemed to sputter.
By the end of the first half the Tennessee offense hadn’t even accumulated 100 total yards. While some of the blame can be placed on all of the Hilltoppers turnovers, the Vols still had plenty of chances to move the ball down the field in long drives, but couldn’t produce.
After taking a commanding 31-3 lead in the first half, Tennessee’s offense went three and out the next three consecutive drives, gaining only a total of 22 yards and allowing Western Kentucky to close the gap back to a 14 point game.
The most dismal performance was being put on by Vols junior quarterback Justin Worley, who completed only three-of-nine passes for 35 yards, placing most of the workload on the rushing game....