Published November 12, 2010 - 11:00am
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The Tennessee Volunteers are currently sitting winless in the SEC at 0-5. However, they are coming off an impressive victory against a terrible Memphis team. Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray did step up to the challenge, as he threw five touchdown passes in the first half. Bray was very Peyton Manning esque.
Overall, the Vols are 3-6. They have games left against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Ole Miss brings in a high-powered offense into Neyland. However, they struggle mightily defensively. Tennessee should be able to establish the run and mix in the play action passing game quite nicely. Tennessee’s defense should keep them in this game – if they don’t have a second-half meltdown again. I look for the Vols to take this one at home against the Rebel Black Bears.
Vanderbilt should be an easy win. Even though the Commodores currently have a better SEC record than the Vols – they only have one win and that was against Ole miss. So, Tennessee should take care of business against their in-state rival Vanderbilt in Nashville in two weeks.
The final game will be against Kentucky. This one has the makings of another four-overtime performance that will remind you of 2007. Kentucky presents a huge challenge for the Vols this year. Kentucky has a new head coach, and they have offensive firepower behind quarterback Mike Hartline, running back Derrick Locke and all-world Randall Cobb. Kentucky will score in this game. The question is – can Tennessee score with them? Kentucky presents the biggest obstacle for Tennessee to become bowl eligible in 2010.
Tennessee has to win their last three games in order to go bowling. Do you think it will happen?