Scores are low when UT plays

The scoreboard operator can expect a relatively uneventful day when the Tennessee Vols are playing football this fall.

Only three SEC schools -- Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt -- have scored fewer touchdowns this season than Tennessee. Fortunately for the Big Orange, only one SEC school, Alabama, has ALLOWED fewer TDs than the Vols.

Tennessee has scored just 31 touchdowns all season, a total which ranks ninth in the 12-team SEC. Only Mississippi State (23), South Carolina (26) and Vanderbilt (28) are less offensive.

On the flip side, Tennessee has allowed just 21 touchdowns. This ties LSU and Arkansas for second place among SEC programs. Alabama (20) is the league leader in TD prevention.

Kentucky leads the SEC with 52 touchdowns but six of those came on kickoff and punt returns, with another three scored by the Big Blue defense. Auburn (48 TDs) is second, Georgia (42) third, Alabama (41) fourth and Florida (40) fifth.

Georgia leads the SEC in passing TDs with 25, followed by UK (24), Florida (19) and Ole Miss (17). Tennessee ranks eighth with 12.

Auburn leads the SEC in rushing TDs with 30. Alabama (26) is second, followed by Arkansas and Kentucky (19 each), Vanderbilt and Florida (18 each). Tennessee ranks ninth with 16.

Alabama has the league's stingiest pass defense, allowing just seven passing TDs all year. Auburn, LSU and Tennessee share second place with nine each.

Arkansas and South Carolina have the SEC's toughest rushing defenses, allowing just seven ground TDs each. Florida (9) is third, with Alabama and Tennessee (10 apiece) tied for fourth.

All of these stats were provided by the Southeastern Conference office.

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