Tennessee targets better run defense

photo Tennessee coach Derek Dooley congratulates his players as they exit the field at the end of the first half.

RUNNING DOWN THE ROADAfter Georgia erupted for 282 rushing yards on Saturday, Tennessee fell 18 spots to 92nd nationally in rushing defense. The Vols are surrendering 187.8 yards per game, and Florida ran for 336 yards against them. Here's what follows for Tennessee after the open date this week.Rush NCAA LeadingOpponent // YPG // Rank // Rusher (YPG)Mississippi State // 184.3 // 46th // Ladarius Perkins (97.3)Alabama 188.2 // 42nd // Eddie Lacy (62.8)South Carolina 171.8 // 56th // Marcus Lattimore (88.0)Troy // 173.4 // 51st // Shawn Southward (103.2)Missouri // 137.4 // 85th // Kendial Lawrence (79.0)Vanderbilt