Tennessee Stat Book
1. Pack the Pistol: Tennessee got more run-game production against Vanderbilt using the pistol formation for the first time this year. When you're 117th nationally in rushing, it's clearly worth a second look.
2. Tuned Up: As expected, quarterback Tyler Bray showed signs of rust against Vandy after a five-game layoff. His thumb still won't be 100 percent but he will be more game-ready against Kentucky. The Vols have to quit throwing interceptions at the goal line.
3. Wounded Prey: Kentucky's two quarterbacks, Maxwell Smith and Morgan Newton, both have health issues. Tennessee's defensive front is getting more pressure of late. That could be a bad mix for the Cats. Malik Jackson smells blood.
4. Safety Concerns: Tennessee's depth chart is thinnest at safety. Considering Brian Randolph and Prentiss Waggner are banged up, Rod Wilks and Byron Moore have to stand ready. Good thing Randall Cobb isn't still around.
5. Get a Leg Up: Michael Palardy and Matt Darr would prefer to forget the Vandy game. The last two trips to Lexington involved overtime. If this visit is that tight, the Vols can't afford duds in the kicking game.