Tennessee Football First Look: Virginia

Tennessee football First look Virginia

Virginia football visits Tennessee on Saturday in Nashville. Here is your first look at the Virginia Cavaliers.

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Virginia Season So Far (First game)

Date Opponent Time TV
2-Sep vs. Tennessee* 12:00 PM ET ABC
9-Sep vs. James Madison 12:00 PM ET ESPNU
15-Sep at Maryland 7:00 PM ET FS1
22-Sep vs. North Carolina State 7:30 PM ET ESPN
30-Sep at Boston College TBA
7-Oct vs. William & Mary TBA
21-Oct at North Carolina TBA
28-Oct at Miami (FL) TBA
4-Nov vs. Georgia Tech TBA
9-Nov at Louisville 7:30 PM ET ESPN
18-Nov vs. Duke TBA
25-Nov vs. Virginia Tech TBA

KEY STATS (2022, PER GAME)

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Tennessee
Virginia
42
116
6
12
0.416
0.321
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Tennessee
Virginia
31
53
5
7
0.342
0.370
4th Down Conversion Pct Tennessee
Virginia
12
109
2
11
0.667
0.389
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Tennessee
Virginia
28
92
5
11
0.424
0.571
Blocked Kicks Tennessee 36 3 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Tennessee
Virginia
32
117
4
13
1
4
Blocked Punts Tennessee 31 4 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Tennessee
Virginia
64
109
9
11
1
2
Completion Percentage Tennessee
Virginia
5
115
1
14
0.687
0.543
Defensive TDs
Fewest Penalties Virginia
Tennessee
42
128
4
14
70
105
Fewest Penalties Per Game Virginia
Tennessee
104
128
9
14
7.00
8.08
Fewest Penalty Yards Virginia
Tennessee
45
124
3
14
622
905
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Virginia
Tennessee
106
123
11
14
62.20
69.62
First Downs Defense Virginia
Tennessee
12
119
1
14
208
308
First Downs Offense Tennessee
Virginia
14
124
3
14
330
191
Fumbles Lost Tennessee
Virginia
60
90
3
10
8
10
Fumbles Recovered Tennessee
Virginia
20
50
4
6
11
8
Kickoff Return Defense Tennessee
Virginia
25
121
4
12
17.51
24.92
Kickoff Returns Virginia
Tennessee
32
68
8
6
22.00
19.88
Net Punting Tennessee
Virginia
86
125
10
13
37.46
34.47
Passes Had Intercepted Tennessee
Virginia
2
84
1
10
3
12
Passes Intercepted Tennessee
Virginia
51
123
4
13
11
5
Passing Offense Tennessee
Virginia
5
80
1
11
326.1
221.0
Passing Yards Allowed Virginia
Tennessee
30
126
4
12
204.4
289.5
Passing Yards per Completion Tennessee
Virginia
6
70
2
7
14.62
11.95
Punt Return Defense Tennessee
Virginia
6
116
1
13
2.50
13.08
Punt Returns Tennessee
Virginia
5
108
3
13
16.55
4.85
Red Zone Defense Tennessee
Virginia
13
100
3
13
0.750
0.882
Red Zone Offense Tennessee
Virginia
3
118
2
13
0.940
0.750
Rushing Defense Tennessee
Virginia
20
70
2
10
115.8
153.2
Rushing Offense Tennessee
Virginia
26
101
6
11
199.5
123.1
Sacks Allowed Tennessee
Virginia
64
120
7
13
2.08
3.40
Scoring Defense Tennessee
Virginia
35
48
6
7
22.8
24.0
Scoring Offense Tennessee
Virginia
1
125
1
14
46.1
17.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Tennessee
Virginia
20
94
3
11
4.38
6.50
Team Passing Efficiency Tennessee
Virginia
1
119
1
14
181.39
108.43
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Virginia
Tennessee
33
65
4
10
123.62
130.92
Team Sacks Virginia
Tennessee
12
44
6
5
3.00
2.38
Team Tackles for Loss Tennessee
Virginia
10
96
1
13
7.2
5.0
Time of Possession Virginia
Tennessee
117
130
14
14
27:34
25:02
Total Defense Virginia
Tennessee
43
90
7
11
357.6
405.3
Total Offense Tennessee
Virginia
1
102
1
10
525.5
344.1
Turnover Margin Tennessee
Virginia
10
123
1
13
0.85
-0.90
Turnovers Gained Tennessee
Virginia
24
112
4
13
22
13
Turnovers Lost Tennessee
Virginia
9
103
1
10
11
22
Winning Percentage Tennessee
Virginia
6
111
2
12
0.846
0.300

Virginia Injuries and Suspensions


Player POS Status
D. Twitty WR Doub Sat Hamstring
X. Brown RB Late Sept Arm

Source: Covers.com

Challenges for Tennessee

Virginia has a new starting quarterback in transfer Tony Muskett who in three seasons at Monmouth passed for 5,687 yards, 51 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. On defense returning starting linebacker Chico Bennett had 34 tackles and seven sacks in 2022. He earned All-ACC honors last season. This will be Tennessee’s first game with Virginia since 23-22 Sugar Bowl win in 1990. Check back at 14Powers.com in a few days for our full preview of this game along with a gameweek prediction of the final score.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at (12:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ABC.

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