Vols' running game better

photo Tennessee's Brent Brewer tackles LSU's Spencer Ware.

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee provided an unfamiliar sight during the second half of Saturday afternoon's game against top-ranked LSU.

The Volunteers, who entered the game with minus-29 yards rushing in two SEC losses, were consistently running the football against a vaunted Tigers defense.

"As bad as our running game has been, we ran the ball pretty well against a great defense," coach Derek Dooley said after UT's 38-7 loss. "[Tailback] Tauren Poole ran really well. He was focused and wasn't trying to make big plays. He was jamming it up in there, and the line blocked well."

The senior had 30 yards on seven carries on the Vols' lone scoring drive, and he finished with 70 yards on 19 carries.