Music City Bowl is personal for one Nebraska defender
Nebraska sophomore S Antonio Reed is not a fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.
The Memphis-area native is still upset that he wasn’t recruited by Butch Jones’s staff coming out of high school.
When Reed’s Cornhuskers take on the Volunteers in the Music City Bowl, he told The Tennessean that he hopes to show Jones and the Vols what they’ve been missing:
“My biggest (motivation) getting ready for this game is that I am from this state, but Tennessee never came over to (Memphis),” Reed said. “Honestly, I’m just hungry to show what I can do. To show them what they should’ve done.”
Still, personal vendettas aside, the Huskers face a tough task in stopping Tennessee dual-threat QB Joshua Dobbs, who accounted for 35 total touchdowns — 26 through the air and nine on the ground. Reed said limiting big plays will be crucial for Nebraska’s defense:
“His versatility with the pass and the run is a threat,” Reed said. “So we’ve got to keep our eyes right and we should be in pretty good shape. Having a whole month to prepare should help.”
Tennessee and Nebraska will meet in the Music City Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The game can be seen on ESPN.
Tennessee sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020. Tennessee was the first SEC state to legalize sports betting.