Vol offense moving forward

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Heading into their week-three matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs the Tennessee Volunteers will surely have to fight through adversity in order to get a win over a top-five team in Athens.

The Vols were unable to do just that against the visiting Florida Gators in week two, but quarterback Tyler Bray maintains it has been an emphasis ever since.

"I don't want to say we got scared, we just disappeared and we weren't ourselves," Bray said of the 37-20 loss to the Gators. "The whole team kind of met up and talked about how we kind of let down, crawled in a shell and tried to hide from it. We have to come out, be leaders and step up."

Watch as the junior from Kingsburg, Calif., addressed the media following Tuesday's practice at Haslam Field:

The Vols have averaged 172.5 yards rushing in 2012, which will be key heading on the road in the SEC for the first time this season.

Tennessee got dominated on the stats sheet in rushing offense during the 2011 showdown between "Smokey" and "Uga" with the Dawgs galloping for 139 yards while the Vols went for negative 29 yards. However, Vol tailback Marlin Lane says the running game is on another level this season.

"I think we are averaging way more yards that we were at this time last year," Lane said. "Coming into the Georgia game we going to keep the run game going. We are not going to let another team stop us from meeting our goal."

Watch as Lane spoke with the media Tuesday as the Vols continue prep for their trip to Athens:

Much has been made about the demeanor of Bray since the second-half disaster on Sept. 15 in Knoxville, but third-year starting offense tackle Ja'Wuan James hasn't noticed a difference.

"Tyler has been very consistent with his personality and everything," James said. "He is an even keel guy during the game and he keeps us going."

Bray was able to rack up 401 yards passing and four touchdowns in the Vols week-three win over Akron, helping the Vols pull away in the second half outscoring the Zips 24-3 after halftime.

Watch as James spoke with the media about his quarterback in the game ahead:

Watch as head coach Derek Dooley addressed the media following Tuesday's practice in preparation for the Bulldogs:

Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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