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Third-and-Gerald

Third-and-Gerald

You can justify just about anything with statistics but sometimes crunching the numbers provides real insight: The value of senior receiver Gerald Jones to Tennessee's offense, for instance.

Because of a hand injury, Gerald Jones has played in just two of Tennessee's first five games this fall. He played in Game 1 vs. UT Martin, when the Vols converted on 5 of 15 third-down opportunities. He also played in Game 5 at LSU, when the Vols converted on 7 of 15 third-down opportunities. So, in the two games featuring Jones, Tennessee converted on 12 of 30 third-down plays. That amounts to...

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