Tennessee vs. Kentucky Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Tennessee vs. Kentucky fearless prediction and game preview.
Tennessee (3-4) vs. Kentucky (5-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Game Time: 7:30 pm ET
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
Network: SEC Network
So … anything interesting happening with the University of Tennessee football program?
Now 0-4 in the SEC, the Vols aren’t just floundering, they’re not scoring.
With no offensive touchdown scored over the last three games, and embarrassing blastings from Georgia and Alabama, the program has sunk to a painful low. But on the plus side, the schedule eases up a bit.
Beat Kentucky, and hopes to go bowling are still there with Southern Miss and Missouri to follow. It might not be enough to make everyone happy, but an eight-win season isn’t an insane goal.
If the Vols score.
Kentucky needs to avoid a second straight disaster after losing at Mississippi State in a 45-7 blowout. Even at 5-2, the Wildcats are hardly safe if they lose.
If they don’t be by Tennessee or Ole Miss next week at home, then it’s uh-oh time.
Or, they can knock off the Vols, become bowl eligible, and they can get right back into the SEC title chase.
One Reason Why Tennessee Will Win
It’s not like the Kentucky offense is a juggernaut, either.
Oh sure, it put up 40 on Missouri, but who doesn’t? It’s been a struggle to put points on the board, failing to score more than 27 in any other game, and getting stuff cold by Mississippi State last week.
As bad as things might be overall for the Vols, the pass defense is okay – partly because everyone spends so much time running the ball. Kentucky doesn’t have much of a ground game, or any game on offense, for that matter.
The Tennessee offense is only averaging 290 yards per game. Kentucky is averaging 337. The Vols don’t worry about getting their doors blown off early.
One Reason Why Kentucky Will Win
It’s low-hanging fruit to keep ripping on the Tennessee offense that, to be fair, had to deal with excellent defensive teams in Alabama, and Georgia, and Florida.
It’s not just that the offense isn’t scoring, it’s not doing anything.
Alabama took its foot off the gas in the second half, and Tennessee still managed just 108 yards. It came up with a mere 142 against Georgia, and couldn’t throw the ball a lick when needed against South Carolina.
Just score, Kentucky.
Come up with a few early scores, and that should be good enough.
What’s Going To Happen
Tennessee will get a touchdown.
Tennessee will get two touchdowns.
The Volunteer defense will rise up in a fired up performance, and all of a sudden, the offense will look a lot stronger now that it’s not facing Alabama.
The loss of star RB John Kelly hurts, but the rest of the offense will rally. How will the team that can’t score start to put up points without its best player? It’ll catch a few breaks from the defense, the young running backs will step up in place of Kelly, and for one game, things will look back to normal – or close to it.
Tennessee vs. Kentucky Prediction
Tennessee 23, Kentucky 20
Kentucky -5, o/u: 46.5
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