Neyland Stadium 9/7, 7:00 PM EST
Select: Tennessee -3.5 -105
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The BYU Cougars (0-1) travel to Knoxville in Week 2 for a showdown with the Tennessee Volunteers (0-1). Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM EST on Saturday, September 7th in Neyland Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN.
This past week tennessee opened as a 3-point home favorite. As the Vols are listed at -3, that line has yet to proceed at all after ancient gambling. The total for your game is currently sitting in 51 points.
BYU couldn’t find a means to emerge victorious in the”Holy War” against Utah at Week 1 although trailing by just a field goal at halftime. The Utes came from scoring 3 unanswered touchdowns, that the second half to place the game on ice.
BYU QB Zach Wilson couldn’t find any consistency against a Utah shield, throwing for only 208 yards and becoming chosen twice — one had been returned for a touchdown.
RB Ty’Son Williams proved BYU with a little bit of a flicker on the ground, running for 45 yards and a touchdown. Matt Bushman also gave a solid attempt, catching 6 balls for 62 yards. BYU offense was able to score 12 points and could not sustain any crime.
BYU did a great job defensively in the first half against Utah, holding the offense to just 3 points. They started to provide a bit farther down the stretch, as Utes RB Zach Moss put on a display en route to a massive 187 yard, one touchdown performance.
Tennessee also fell to 0-1 on the year overall last weekend, despite being favored by 26 points, dropping a shocker into Georgia State.
The Vols jumped out to an early 14-7 lead at the first quarter because the Panthers rallied to recover the lead going into the 4th quarter but it was after that.
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano had a decent game, going 26/40 for two touchdowns and 311 passing yards.
He had a ton of help. Tennessee offense certainly looked good aside from three turnovers, racking up nearly 400 total yards and scoring three touchdowns.
Georgia State managed to pull off such a enormous upset in Week 1 because of the Volunteers play on defense. Tennessee gave up 350 yards, and while not seeming to be significant, still resulted in five Panthers touchdowns.
Tennessee couldn’t set themselves. Georgia State had three Georgia State rushers to find the end zone.
I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in either of those programs heading into Week two. I think that the Vols reduction against Georgia State was more of an exception and not the rule.
I believe this was a lack of preparation and not an indictment of this Vols talent. Having said that Tennessee is the team, playing at time at Neyland Stadium.
Pick: Tennessee -3.5 (-105) with BetOnline
Last score 33-23