Tiyon Evans Injury – Tiyon Evans’ interest in Tennessee football rehearses has expanded consistently, mentor Josh Heupel said Thursday.
Heupel didn’t offer an authoritative reply on whether UT’s top running back will be accessible against Ole Miss.
Evans has the most hurrying yards, surges, and scores for Tennessee (4-2, 2-1), which faces No. 14 Ole Miss (4-1, 1-1) on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET) at Neyland Stadium. He left in the second from last quarter of last week’s success over South Carolina because of injury after scrambling for 119 yards, including a 45-yard score.
The lesser school move has scrambled for 486 yards and eight scores in five games. He didn’t play against Pittsburgh on Sept. 11.
Heupel expects running backs Jabari Small and Jaylen Wright to be accessible Saturday. Little left UT’s 62-24 win against Missouri in the principal half and didn’t play against South Carolina.
Little has scrambled for 232 yards and two scores in four games. Tennessee has had Evans and Small accessible in just three games this season.
Evans has scrambled for somewhere around 100 yards in three games. He had a season-high 156 yards on 15 conveys with three scores at Missouri. He had a 92-yard score run in the Oct. 2 win, the longest at UT since Eric Gray’s 94-yard score against Vanderbilt on Nov. 30, 2019.
Tennessee has utilized redshirt first-year recruit, Len’Neth Whitehead, in an expanded job since Small left against Missouri. Whitehead has scrambled for 117 yards and a score on 19 conveys in the beyond two games.
Heupel said Monday he additionally expects guarded backs Theo Jackson, Doneiko Slaughter, and Christian Charles, hostile linemen Cooper Mays and Kingston Harris, and cautious lineman Elijah Simmons to be back against Ole Miss.