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Jones on hot seat as Vols prepare to visit No. 1 Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he isn't allowing questions about his precarious job status to distract him as he prepares for the toughest challenge of his five-year tenure.

The Volunteers (3-3, 0-3 SEC) haven't scored a touchdown in its last 10 quarters and have dropped three of their last four games. Now they must prepare for a Saturday game at No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0).

Tennessee's failures in SEC competition have turned up the pressure on Jones, who owns a 33-24 overall record but has lost seven of his last nine league games.

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Akron holds off Western Michigan 14-13 a day after rainout

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Thomas Woodson threw a TD pass, Manny Morgan ran in another score and Akron held off Western Michigan 14-13 on Sunday.

The homecoming game was supposed to be played Saturday but was postponed because of heavy rain and lightning.

Woodson made it 7-0 with a 13-yard pass to Kobie Booker in the opening quarter. Morgan's 1-yard run in the second period gave the Zips (4-3, 3-0 Mid-Atlantic Conference) a 14-0 lead.


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