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Tim Jordan caused the most missed tackles in week 1

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It wasn’t quite what we envisioned all summer long, but the Tennessee ground game did plenty of positive things on Saturday against West Virginia. It just came from a guy that really wasn’t at the front of our radar. It was sophomore back Tim Jordan handling the load for Tennessee.

Jordan got the bulk of the work after Ty Chandler went down, turning 20 carries into 118 yards and a touchdown. Jordan ran angry — almost John Kelly-like. You could tell that by simply watching the game, but that notion was backed up by the staff at Pro Football Focus.

According to their charting, Jordan forced 12 (!!) missed tackles on Saturday. That number was good enough for first place in that category for the entire week one of college football.


Now that is pretty impressive. I think he might have a big game Saturday

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And no fumbles.

This is why back-ups get practice reps, and precisely what someone means by taking an "opportunity to step up".

I hear that Chandler is limited, but practicing. He better get back up to speed quick, because Jordan looks like a gamer.


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