GVX Audio: UT football beat writer Evan Woodbery reviews Vols-Vandy game

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is flipped over on a tackle by Vanderbilt linebacker Steven Clarke (12) as Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler (1) looks on during the second half at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is flipped over on a tackle by Vanderbilt linebacker Steven Clarke (12) as Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler (1) looks on during the second half at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee likely scaled back its offense in Saturday's loss to Vanderbilt when top receiver Marquez North went down with an ankle injury.

"They probably started with a fairly conservative game plan. It got more conservative when North got hurt," said News Sentinel UT football beat writer Evan Woodbery. "It got more conservative when there were two interceptions in the first half and Josh Dobbs just couldn't find any sort of rhythm.

The Vols (4-7, 1-6 SEC) play Kentucky (2-9, 0-7) in their final game of the season on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington (TV: ESPNU, 7 p.m.)

"It's not so much that this would be a great win for Tennessee, but it would be a terrible loss from a program and history standpoint," Woodbery said. "I don't know if that can be a motivator, but it adds a tiny bit of significance to a game that otherwise might not have any."

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