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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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College Football:

TENNESSEE-GEORGIA

ATHENS, Ga. — Jake Fromm wants to see No. 2 Georgia’s offense regain its momentum when the Bulldogs finally play their first home Southeastern Conference game against Tennessee on Saturday. Coach Kirby Smart also has a request for the Bulldogs: A return to shut-down run defense. After three lopsided wins to open the season, including its SEC opener at South Carolina, Georgia struggled at times in last week’s 43-29 win at Missouri. The Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 SEC) led 20-7 at halftime despite not having an offensive touchdown. By Charles Odum. SENT: 660 words, photos.

TENNESSEE STATE-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores have one last chance to fine-tune themselves before diving back into the meat of their Southeastern Conference schedule. On a two-game skid, the Commodores need to fix a few things Saturday against Tennessee State because a trip to No. 2 Georgia awaits. SENT: 630 words.

MEMPHIS-TULANE

NEW ORLEANS — Memphis plays Tulane at Yulman Stadium. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game.

—FOOTBALL PLAYER-MURDER CHARGE, from Knoxville: A former Division III football player already serving a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend won’t get more prison time for convictions on lesser charges. SENT: 130 words.

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