Tennessee Vols wary of Dogs' big plays

photo Tennessee coach Derek Dooley, left, says quarterback Tyler Bray (8) made progress in overcoming frustration during the Vols' win Saturday against Akron.

Arkansas-SEMO Live Blog

KNOXVILLE -- The causes have been different, but the results have been the same.

Tennessee's defense been susceptible to big plays this season, and now the Volunteers face the nation's biggest big-play makers Saturday in fifth-ranked Georgia.

Through just four games, Tennessee's defense has allowed 20 plays of 20 or more yards, which is nearly half of last season's total of 41. Fourteen of those have been pass plays. In the last six quarters alone, the Vols have surrendered touchdown plays of 80, 75 and 70 yards.