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Tennessee's Run Game Improves With New Formation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's offense went to the pistol formation last week to limit the pain for Tyler Bray's recovering thumb when taking snaps.

The improvement in the running game in an overtime win against Vanderbilt was just a happy bonus for the Volunteers (5-6, 1-6 Southeastern Conference).

Tauren Poole says lining up in the pistol gives him a chance to see the holes in the offensive line better. He had a season-best 107 yards on 19 carries against a Commodores defense that ranks fourth in the SEC and gives up just 120.9 yards rushing per game.

Bray continues to recover from his thumb injury and practice and play with soreness. That means Dooley plans on sticking with the pistol formation against Kentucky (4-7, 1-6) on Saturday.

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