KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley just wanted to see some progress from his Volunteers in the past few games. In that case, they delivered by showing improvement in losses to Alabama and South Carolina.
The problem is, the Vols didn't get a win in the month of October and now enter the final month of the season without a Southeastern Conference victory.
Tennessee will be favored for the first time since facing UAB on Sept. 25 when they travel on Saturday to Memphis, a team that's been outscored by its last four opponents 201-43. The Vols also likely won't face another ranked team with Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Kentucky left on the schedule.
November has traditionally been the Vols' most successful month, and Tennessee holds a combined 83-7 record against their four remaining opponents.
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