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Coker's the key

Tennessee ran for 216 yards in Game 1 vs. Cal, 176 yards in Game 4 vs. Marshall, 205 yards in Game 5 vs. Memphis and 115 yards in Game 6 vs. Georgia. So what was the common denominator in those games?

A healthy and productive LaMarcus Coker. Simply put, the success of UT's ground game is closely linked to the number of carries its redshirt freshman speedster gets. Coker carried 11 times for 53 yards against California, 8 for 146 vs. Marshall, 26 for 125 against Memphis and 12 for 57 vs. Georgia. Conversely, Coker got zero carries against Florida, and the...

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