(9) Tennessee Volunteers at (8) Texas A&M Aggies
Tennessee: After their first game of the year, a lot of people weren’t convinced about them and during the Summer, this was a team that so many raved about. I even picked them to win the SEC East. Dating back to last season, they’ve won 11 games in a row and sit at 5-0. Last week may have been their best win of the season in Athens against the Georgia Bulldogs. Just when you thought they were out the game, Dobbs came back and responded with a Hail Mary of his own. As for their defense, I’m pumped to watch Derek Barnett. He’s a guy with very good speed and can dominate any match up given to him on the defensive line. We will see who these Volunteers really are in the next two games. It’s Texas A&M on Saturday and then a showdown with Alabama the following week.
Texas A&M: For years, we’ve been trying to figure them out and we all wondered was Kevin Sumlin on the hot seat? This was a team that began the season undefeated and now, they sit at the eighth ranking in the country. Trevor Knight has a lot to do with this turnaround in College Station. He’s an experienced guy that’s played on the big stage and that’s what the Aggies needed at the quarterback position was depth and stability. Let’s also give a big shout out to the offensive line. They’ve only allowed four sacks and they’ve opened holes for a running attack that averages a SEC-best 6.7 yards per carry. College Station will be rocking on Saturday afternoon when the Tennessee Volunteers come to town.
Tennessee Player To Watch: JaJuan Jennings– Over the last two weeks, he’s been their big-play threat down the field. The wide receiver made a big catch that put Tennessee ahead in their game against Florida and then the following week, he caught the Hail Mary in Athens against Georgia. He’ll be targeted once again. He’s a 6’3 receiver that’s averaging 17 yards per catch.
Texas A&M Player To Watch: Trevor Knight– It seems as if the bigger the spotlight, the better he is. This is the same guy that we saw defeat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl two years ago when he was the quarterback for Oklahoma and he’s also beat these Tennessee Volunteers. They go as far as he goes.
Prediction: This is the first-ever meeting between these two schools and with so much on the line in the conference, this could be one of those classic games we talk about for quite some time. I like the Aggies in this one. Texas A&M 31 Tennessee 24