SEC Football Preview: South Alabama at Tennessee

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South Alabama faces Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

South Alabama

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 S Mississippi W 31-7 Home
09/11 Bowling Grn W 22-19 Away
09/18 Alcorn State W 28-21 Home
10/02 LA Lafayette L 18-20 Home
10/09 Texas State L 31-33 Away
10/14 GA Southern W 41-14 Home
10/23 LA Monroe L 31-41 Away
10/30 Arkansas St W 31-13 Home
11/06 Troy L 24-31 Away
11/13 App State L 7-31 Away
11/20 Tennessee 7:30 PM Away
11/26 Coastal Car 12:00 PM Home

Tennessee

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/02 Bowling Grn W 38-6 Home
09/11 Pittsburgh L 34-41 Home
09/18 TN Tech W 56-0 Home
09/25 Florida L 14-38 Away
10/02 Missouri W 62-24 Away
10/09 S Carolina W 45-20 Home
10/16 Mississippi L 26-31 Home
10/23 Alabama L 24-52 Away
11/06 Kentucky W 45-42 Away
11/13 Georgia L 17-41 Home
11/20 S Alabama 7:30 PM Home
11/27 Vanderbilt 12:00 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating South Alabama Tennessee
ESPN FPI 105 30
Sagarin 133 35
Massey Composite 102 40
PiRate Ratings 97 33

Key Stats

Stat South Alabama Tennessee
Points 26.4 36.1
Points Allowed 23.0 29.5
Total YDS 377.5 450.6
Pass YDS 250.2 206.3
Rush YDS 127.3 200.9
Total YDS Allowed 320.4 424.9
Pass YDS Allowed 201.4 259.5
Rush YDS Allowed 119.0 165.4
3rd Down Conv.% 33.8 45.3
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 31.7 47.9
Turnover margin 0.50 0.10

Players to Watch

South Alabama

RB John Metchie III, RB Brian Robinson Jr., OL Evan Neal, OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., TE Jahleel Billingsley, DL Phidarian Mathis, DL LaBryan Ray, LB Henry To’o To’o, LB Christian Harris, LB Will Anderson Jr., DB Josh Jobe, DL JJ Dale, DB Malachi Moore.

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, WR Velus Jones, OL Cade Mays, OT Darnell Wright, DB Alontae Taylor, S Trevon Flowers, S Jaylen McCollough, LB Juwan Mitchell, DT Matthew Butler, P Paxton Brooks

Injuries

South Alabama

 
[S] 11/13/2021 – CJ Thompson is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Ankle)
[OL] 11/13/2021 – Josh McCullouch is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Leg)
[LB] 11/13/2021 – Shawn Jennings is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Ankle)
[OL] 11/13/2021 – James Jackson is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Knee)
(!)[QB] 11/10/2021 – Jake Bentley is out indefinitely (MCL)
[S] 10/06/2021 – Atanza Vongor is out for season (Undisclosed)
[LB] 10/20/2021 – Kelvin Johnson has been dismissed (Dismissed)
[QB] 10/20/2021 – Tylan Morton has been dismissed (Dismissed)
[WR] 09/23/2021 – Allen Dailey Jr. is out for season (Left Team)
[LB] 09/02/2021 – Patrick Rosette is out for season (Knee)

Tennessee

 
[RB] 11/13/2021 – Len’Neth Whitehead is “?” Saturday vs South Alabama (Undisclosed)
[G] 11/13/2021 – Kingston Harris is “?” Saturday vs South Alabama (Undisclosed)
[G] 11/13/2021 – Cade Mays is “?” Saturday vs South Alabama (Leg)
[DB] 11/13/2021 – Christian Charles is “?” Saturday vs South Alabama (Undisclosed)
[LB] 10/11/2021 – Juwan Mitchell is out for season (Shoulder)

Source: statfox.com

South Alabama vs. Tennessee Football Series History

Tennessee leads 1-0

Comments

Yawner game. South Alabama may compete early but the Vols will loft passes to the end zone again and again and go on to win big. As long as Vol quarterback Hendon Hooker doesn’t get injured, things should be fine.

Our Preseason Prediction

Tennessee 33, South Alabama 24

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Tennessee 41, South Alabama 12

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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