Lou Holtz, Mark May share their picks for Tennessee-Kentucky rivalry showdown
One of the most anticipated games on the college football slate this weekend will be between No. 3 Tennessee and visiting No. 19 Kentucky.
Mark May and Lou Holtz shared their picks for the rivalry game on The Crowd’s line.
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May is predicting Tennessee to cruise to the victory by a score of 43-17.
“Look for the Vols to come out strong and show the country they are one of the best in the country,” May said.
Holtz meanwhile has Tennessee beating Kentucky 34-20.
“[Hendon] Hooker is unbelievable…He also runs the ball very, very well. They’re just explosive,” Holtz said.
Tennessee most recently routed UT Martin 65-24. Tennessee amassed 696 total yards and only committed 1 turnover in the blowout. Quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 18 of his 24 passes for 276 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Receiver Jalin Hyatt caught 7 passes for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns. Squirrel White had 5 receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.
Kentucky is coming off a bye week. In Kentucky’s last game, they defeated Mississippi State 27-17 to snap a 2-game losing streak. Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns. DeAndre Square collected a team-high 11 tackles for Kentucky.
Tennessee won last season’s meeting and leads the all-time series 82-26-9 against Kentucky. Kentucky-Tennessee is slated for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff this Saturday and will be televised on ESPN.