SEC Power Rankings: Georgia, LSU Do Battle To Keep SEC, National Championship Hopes Alive

5 of 15

Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) reacts after he made a incompletion on fourth down against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee Volunteers

Record: 2-2 (0-1)

Previous Ranking: (Trend: — )

Last Week: Florida 31, Tennessee 17

This Week: vs. South Alabama

Next Week: vs. Georgia

Well, the Nathan Peterman experiment didn’t work.

Peterman was 4-for-11 with five yards – yes, 5 passing yards – and two interceptions in his mysterious start Saturday on the road against Florida. As you can see, it didn’t go very well.

Tennessee gets a respite from playing top-ranked teams to beat up on South Alabama this weekend, before going back on the trail to take on Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. They still have a shot at getting to a bowl game with a strong end to the season and a win this week. It’s a matter of surviving and getting better at the quarterback position right now.

Justin Worley was pretty awful himself against Florida after relieving Peterman at halftime. He was 10-for-23 with 149 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Tennessee needs him to figure something out over the next few weeks if the Volunteers are going to have the end of the season they need to make a bowl game.