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Keys to the game

Keys to the game

Tennessee's defense will focus much of its attention tonight on Oregon's speedy rushing tandem of LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. But the key to the game will be the other guy in the Ducks' backfield.

That's because sophomore quarterback Darron Thomas will be making his first career road start in front of 102,000 maniacally hostile Vol fans. Last Saturday's home game against New Mexico of the Football Championship Subdivision could not begin to prepare him for the level of noise and hostility awaiting him tonight inside Neyland Stadium. If Thomas becomes rattled and makes critical mistakes... Recommended Stories

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