Injury sidelines Vols' Crowder for No. 19 Missouri
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee center Mack Crowder will miss the Volunteers' game Saturday with No. 19 Missouri due to a high ankle sprain and knee sprain
Coach Butch Jones said Wednesday on his ''Vol Calls'' radio show that Crowder wouldn't play and that sophomore Dylan Wiesman would start in his place. Jones had indicated Tuesday that it was doubtful that Crowder could play against Missouri.
Crowder's injury will force Tennessee to use its sixth different starting combination on the offensive line this season. Crowder had started each of Tennessee's first 10 games.
A victory Saturday would make Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 SEC) bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. Missouri (8-2, 5-1, CFP No. 20) can capture a second straight SEC Eastern Division title by winning its last two regular-season games.