Tennessee and Vanderbilt will meet for the 114th time on Saturday, with the Volunteers hosting after the Commodores had the honors last year. While the Vols have dominated the series with a 75-33-5 mark, the Commodores hold a 3-game winning streak against them including a 38-0 laugher at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville in 2018.

This year, things appear to favor the Vols. After starting the season 0-2 with losses to BYU and Sun Belt team Georgia State, then 1-4 after a win over FCS Chattanooga, Jeremy Pruitt’s squad has won 5 of its last 6 and is now bowl eligible for the first time since 2016.

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings has been a part of that turnaround; the redshirt senior hails from Murfreesboro, just outside of Nashville. On Tuesday, Jennings was asked about the reaction of people in his hometown to the Volunteers having lost 3 straight to Vanderbilt.

Surely it’s a bit of gamesmanship leading up to a rivalry game. But judging by some of the stadium photos posted from Vandy’s win over East Tennessee State, and the fact that it is currently 3-8 and miles away from where it was when James Franklin was leading the program, Jennings may not be that far off.