Tennessee expecting tough test from Arkansas State

Tennessee expecting tough test from Arkansas State


AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones respects the way Arkansas State continues to win despite undergoing constant coaching turnover.

Former North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson is Arkansas State's fifth coach in the last five years. The team he brings to Neyland Stadium on Saturday has won at least a share of the Sun Belt title each of the last three seasons.

Jones says "their players expect to win no matter who the head coach has been."

Arkansas State's Fredi Knighten is the type of mobile quarterback who often gives Tennessee problems, though the Volunteers silenced Chuckie Keeton in a season-opening 38-7 rout of Utah State. Knighten rushed for 104 yards, threw for 219 yards and also had a 45-yard catch Saturday in a 37-10 victory over Montana State.

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