Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Overall Unit: A
Tennessee's wide receivers were under the microscope on Friday against a very tough N.C. State secondary.
They didn't disappoint.
Junior college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson looked like Da'Rick Rogers' clone, catching six passes for 93 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing twice for 72 yards and another touchdown.
Safe to say that Patterson lived up to and exceeded the hype that followed him to Knoxville.
Justin Hunter had a nice return from his ACL injury, continually finding open space and catching nine passes for 73 yards. More importantly, he made a few big cuts to find extra room for first downs, which showed that his surgically repaired knee is good to go.
Senior Zach Rogers emerged as a weapon as well, beating All-American David Amerson deep for a 72-yard touchdown catch.
The Vols have one of the best wide receiving corps in the country, and they proved it on Friday.