Neyland Stadium 9/7, 7:00 PM EST
Select: Tennessee -3.5 -105
Recommended Sportsbook: BetOnline
The BYU Cougars (0-1) traveling to Knoxville in Week two for a showdown with the Tennessee Volunteers (0-1). Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM EST on Saturday, September 7th at Neyland Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN.
Earlier this past week, tennessee opened as a 3-point home favorite. As the Vols are listed at -3 that point has yet to move after early gambling. The total for your match is currently sitting in 51 points.
BYU could not find a way to emerge victorious at the”Holy War” from Utah in Week 1 despite trailing by only a field goal at halftime. The Utes came from scoring three touchdowns, the second half to put the game on ice.
BYU QB Zach Wilson could not find any consistency against a Utah defense, throwing for only 208 yards and becoming picked twice — one had been returned for a touchdown.
RB Ty’Son Williams proved BYU on the ground, running for 45 yards and a touchdown. Matt Bushman also gave a solid attempt. BYU offense was able to score just 12 points and couldn’t sustain any crime.
BYU did a fantastic job defensively holding the offense. They started to provide a bit farther down the stretch, as Utes RB Zach Moss put on a series en route to some 187 yard, 1 touchdown performance.
Tennessee also dropped to 0-1 on the season last weekend, despite being preferred by 26 points dropping a shocker.
The Vols jumped out to an early 14-7 lead at the first quarter as the Panthers rallied to regain the lead prior to closing out the win going but it was all downhill and then.
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano had a game, going 26/40 to get 2 touchdowns and 311 passing yards.
He had a whole lot of help. Tennessee crime looked great racking up nearly 400 yards and scoring three touchdowns.
Georgia State was able to pull off such a gigantic upset in Week 1 because of the Volunteers dreadful drama on defense. Tennessee gave up 350 yards, and while not appearing to be significant led to five Panthers touchdowns.
Tennessee couldn’t set themselves. Georgia State had three Georgia State rushers to get the end zone.
I really don’t have a ton of confidence in both of these programs. I still think that the Vols loss against Georgia State was an exception rather than the rule.
I believe that was not an indictment of the Vols talent and a shocking lack of preparation. That said Tennessee is the better team, playing prime time in Neyland Stadium.
Pick: Tennessee -3.5 (-105) with BetOnline
Final score 33-23