Today’s college football game features UT-Martin visiting Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols are coming off a bye week and are 7-0 at home. The Volunteers will also play Missouri, a top-five SEC East team. It should be a great game!
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Tennessee is coming off a Week 7 victory over Alabama and is on a roll heading into this week’s game against UT-Martin. They’ll host the Skyhawks (4-2) on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET. UT-Martin’s offense averages 37.5 points per game and their defense ranks 59th, allowing just 26.7 points per game.
The Volunteers scored 65 points against FCS No. 14 UT-Martin, with Fant completing a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Hyatt. This was the most points scored by a Tennessee team since joining the SEC in 1933. The prior record was 49 points against Louisiana-Monroe in 2000. Tennessee scored seven touchdowns in the first half, while UT-Martin finished with a field goal.
The Volunteers’ official pregame injury report included several players out of the lineup. Senior wide receiver Cedric Tillman missed his fourth game since surgery, and three senior defensive linemen were listed as inactive. In addition to Tillman and Christian Charles, the Vols’ secondary is also missing several key players.
Tennessee’s defense has forced UT-Martin to punt on a few occasions. The offense hasn’t played a lot of offense this season, but it has produced enough points to stay in the game. Both teams have plenty of weapons on the ground. In the second half, the Vols’ running game has a strong presence and they’re on the move.
UT-Martin is coming off a bye week
UT-Martin is coming off a non-conference bye week, but is still undefeated in conference play. The Skyhawks have been averaging over 25 points per game. With three non-conference games left, it will be important to stay on course during the bye week, which is on Saturday.
The Skyhawks had a great season, finishing 12th in the AFCA Coaches’ Poll and earning a berth in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. They went 10-3 overall and 5-1 in league play and were the third team in school history to surpass 10 wins in a season. In addition to their conference and national rankings, UT-Martin upset several nationally-ranked opponents.
The Vols open their conference season against UT-Martin, which is coming off a bye week. The Vols should have little resistance against the FCS team, and will have a good opportunity to score their highest point total of the season. This game is important because the Vols are expected to finish second in the SEC East behind Kentucky.
UT-Martin is coming off a week off, but their recent performance will give them confidence as they prepare to play Boise State this week. The last time the Skyhawks played Boise State in Albertsons Stadium was in 2013.
Tennessee is 7-0 at home this season
Tennessee has a favorable schedule this season. They will play No. 19/17 Kentucky in Knoxville on Saturday night. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. The game will be called by Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will be the sideline reporter. Cord cutters can watch the game on the ESPN app. FuboTV also offers a free trial. The game will tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET and be carried nationally on ESPN.
The Vols are now 7-0 at home this season. This is their longest home winning streak since 2007. They have outscored their opponents by a combined 321 points. The team is now 8-0 overall and 4-0 in SEC play. A loss at Neyland Stadium would be a setback for the Volunteers.
Against UT Martin, Tennessee scored 66 points, which is the most points Tennessee has scored in a single game during the Josh Heupel era. In their past two years, Tennessee has scored 60 points or more on five occasions. In September, they scored 63 points against Akron. Last month, they scored 65 against UT Martin. Other high-scoring games this season include 62 against Missouri and 60 against South Alabama.
The Vols will next play Vanderbilt on Nov. 26. This game will be televised on SEC Network. This will be the Vols’ fifth night game. They will also play South Carolina on Saturday. If the Vols win, they’ll finish with a perfect season.
Missouri is a top five team in the SEC East
Despite the losses of its top three wide receivers, Missouri has enough talent on the offensive side of the ball to win the SEC East. Even though the team’s defense finished dead last in the SEC and ranked 112th nationally last season, Missouri returns a veteran cornerback in DeMarkus Acy, who recorded three interceptions last year. It must also improve its pressure on the quarterback. The defensive front seven is led by senior linebacker Cale Garrett, who led the team with 112 tackles last season.
Georgia’s defense held Missouri to just 294 yards of total offense in the first half. On the other end of the field, sophomore linebacker Jamas Dumas-Johnson led the echipei with eight tackles. Meanwhile, Athens-area native Malaki Starks had six tackles and a pass breakup. Despite this, Missouri has a tough time closing out games. In the SEC East, the Tigers have a 3-5 record and have a weak SEC East schedule.
A healthy Missouri team can win the SEC East and still win all of its remaining games. However, the athletic department must first win an appeal against an NCAA case that could prevent the team from playing SEC playoff games and the SEC title game. With the suspension of Cam Jordan, junior Jamey Brooks will likely see some playing time.
UF vs Tennessee in 2022
The UF vs Tennessee in 2022 game will be the first SEC-on-SEC matchup of the season. The teams will go head-to-head in a high-energy game with a raucous atmosphere. The Gators will need a strong rushing attack and a strong rebounding performance from Richardson to pull off the upset. Tennessee will counter with a high-tempo offense and a goal of taking an early lead.
Tennessee’s defense is capable of limiting Florida’s offense, but they aren’t the best. Last year, Tennessee allowed more than 30 points per game. In addition, they struggled to contain the run (200.8 yards per game). Tennessee’s defense is much better this year, limiting its opponents to 4.6 yards per snap and 14.3 points per game. Unless Tennessee’s defense can keep the Gators off the board, the game will be a high-scoring affair.
While Tennessee won the early rivalry, the Gators have maintained an edge over the Volunteers in the last three years. Florida currently holds a 31-21 advantage over Tennessee in the all-time series. The rivalry began in 1916, when both teams were members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The schools switched to the SEC in the 1920s, and the two schools were considered rivals when they joined the conference.
Tennessee is a 10.5 point favorite in this game. This is a large spread considering the Vols’ advantage in the Neyland stadium. Tennessee’s fans are expected to turn out in force for this game.