SEC Football Preview: Akron at Tennessee

Tennessee-Akron college football preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 Ball State W 59-10 Home
09/10 Pittsburgh W 34-27 Away
09/17 Akron 7:00 pm Home
09/24 Florida 12:00 pm Home
10/08 LSU 8:00 pm Away
10/15 Alabama 8:00 pm Home
10/22 TN Martin 12:00 pm Home
10/29 Kentucky 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
11/12 Missouri 12:00 pm Home
11/19 S Carolina 2:00 pm Away
11/26 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away

Akron

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 St. Francis W 30-23 Home
09/10 Michigan St L 0-52 Away
09/17 Tennessee 7:00 pm Away
09/24 Liberty 6:00 pm Away
10/01 Bowling Grn 3:30 pm Home
10/08 Ohio 2:00 pm Away
10/15 Central Mich 8:00 pm Home
10/22 Kent State 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Miami (OH) 8:00 pm Home
11/08 E Michigan 12:00 pm Home
11/19 Buffalo 3:30 pm Away
11/26 N Illinois 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee Akron
ESPN FPI 7 127
Sagarin 11 179
Massey Composite 8 127
PiRate Ratings 9 127

Key Stats

Stat Akron Tennessee
Total Offense 299.5 492.5
Rushing Offense 60.0 154.5
Passing Offense 239.5 338.0
Team Passing Eff. 123.06 165.30
Scoring Offense 15.0 46.5
Total Defense 469.5 379.0
Rushing Defense 224.5 107.5
Pass Yards Allowed 245.0 271.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 119.8 114.38
Scoring Defense 37.5 18.5
Turnover Margin 0.0 1.0
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.214 0.379
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.667 0.800
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.400 0.281
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.750 0.429
Red Zone Offense 1.000 1.000
Red Zone Defense 0.923 0.714
Net Punting 41.5 37.5
Punt Returns 6.0 1.5
Kickoff Returns 16.6 22.5
First Downs Offense 33 52
First Downs Defense 50 38
Fewest Penalties/Game 7.0 6.5
Fewest Penalty Yards/Game 70.5 59.0

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, LB Jeremy Banks, P Paxton Brooks, RB Jabari Small, WR Cedric Tillman, TE Jacob Warren, OL Darnell Wright, C Cooper Mays, DL Byron Young, DB Trevon Flowers.

Akron

QB Kedon Slovis, RB Irael Abanikanda, WR Konata Mumpfield, OL Carter Warren, DL Devin Danielson, LB Sirvocea Dennis, DB Marquis Williams, PK Ben Sauls.

Injuries

Tennessee

Mile Campbell undisclosed questionable

Akron

DJ Irons injury questionable

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee vs. Akron Football Series History

Tennessee leads 2-0

Comments

This one looks like the lions versus the Christians. A couple of days ago the Vols were favored by 48 1/2 points. Akron does have kind of a decent passing game but their ground game is pretty weak. The Vols might get 48 in the first half.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Akron 6, Tennessee 42

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Tennessee 55, Akron 3

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SECN+/ESPN+ Network.

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