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Vols look for better play from WRs with Hunter out

By BETH RUCKER
AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee sophomore wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers knows he's going to be a little more popular now with opposing teams' defenses.

Rogers and Justin Hunter were the Vols' dangerous receiving duo through the first two games. But with Hunter now out for the season thanks to a torn ACL, Rogers knows defenses will try to double team him more often.

He also expects the rest of the Vols wide receivers and tight ends to keep those opponents honest.

Hunter injured his left knee on the third play of Tennessee's 33-23 loss at Florida on Saturday but still leads the Southeastern Conference with an average 104.7 yards receiving. Rogers is second in the SEC with 87.3 yards receiving.

The Vols (2-1, 0-1) are off this weekend.

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