Vols' defense again hit with injuries, yielding big plays

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Published 12:26 p.m. ET Sept. 21, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This pattern is growing all too familiar for Tennessee’s defense.

One year after injuries and big plays made it tough for Tennessee to stop anyone late in the season , the Volunteers find themselves again dealing with those same issues.

Tennessee lost its Southeastern Conference opener 26-20 to No. 20 Florida by allowing a tiebreaking 63-yard touchdown pass as time expired. That stunning finish wounded the pride of a defense that already had taken…

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