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Position Grades: Tennessee 59, ETSU 3

Running Backs

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Nathanael: A-

Jeremy Banks proved to be the spark Tennessee’s offense needed after a sluggish start. He looked stout and powerful on Saturday, and he showed some great vision on his way to 62 rushing yards and two scores on 13 carries. Tim Jordan got the start and managed 65 yards on 15 carries, but he had a few moments of bad reads and not hitting the hole when he should’ve. Madre London had the longest run with a 34 yard scamper late in the game, and his other seven carries were strong runs for the most part. He finished with 47 yards on eight carries.

Ben: A-

The running backs performed well for a second straight week, rushing for 190 yards and five touchdowns on 44 carries as a group. Led by Tim Jordan, the group averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and had the offensive line been more efficient out of the gates, that number could have been much higher. Jordan was the leading rusher, running for 65 yards on 15 carries, but freshman Jeremy Banks shined the brightest. Banks displayed great vision and toughness, rushing for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Against West Virginia, Tennessee struggled to punch the ball in the end zone. With the insertion of Banks in goal line packages against ETSU, the Vols didn’t have the same problems. Grad transfer Madre London also had an impressive outing, rushing for 47 yards and two touchdowns.

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