Experience produces confidence for Vols' Worley

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley's teammates sense a difference in him this year.

Now that he's entrenched as Tennessee's starter at least for the time being, Worley is playing more confidently. That was apparent Saturday as Worley threw more touchdown passes (three) than incompletions (two) in a 45-0 blowout of Austin Peay. Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James said Worley "got a little 'swag' in him" as the game wore on.

Worley entered the season with five career interceptions and only one touchdown pass, but the junior says he's a different quarterback now. He led Tennessee to touchdowns on each of its six first-half possessions against Austin Peay.

The next step is maintaining that confidence while facing an opponent that isn't overmatched. Worley gets that chance Saturday against Western Kentucky.


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