South Carolina Football First Look: Tennessee

outh Carolina First look Tennessee

Tennessee football visits South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at the Tennessee Volunteers.

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Tennessee Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/1 vs. Ball State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 59-10
9/10 at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ET ABC W 34-27
9/17 vs. Akron 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 63-6
9/24 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS W 38-33
10/8 at LSU 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 40-13
10/15 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS W 52-49
10/22 vs. UT Martin 12:00 PM ET SECN W 65-24
10/29 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 44-6
11/5 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS L 13-27
11/12 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET CBS W 66-24
11/19 at South Carolina 7:00 PM ET ESPN
11/26 at Vanderbilt TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat South Carolina Tennessee
Scoring Offense 28.6 47.4
Scoring Defense 26.2 21.9
Total Offense 355.2 543.7
Rushing Offense 127.2 195.5
Passing Offense 228.0 348.2
Team Passing Eff. 136.7 191.2
Total Defense 386.0 392.5
Rushing Defense 192.0 104.5
Pass Yards Allowed 194.0 288.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 121.9 128.5
Turnover Margin -0.70 0.90

Tennessee Injuries and Suspensions

[WR] Cedric Tillman (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DB] Warren Burrell (Upper Body) – Out
[RB] Len’Neth Whitehead (Upper Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for South Carolina

The biggest concern when playing the Vols is quarterback Hendon Hooker. Hooker has been a godsend since coming to Tennessee from Virginia Tech. In less than two seasons with the Vols Hooker has passed for a combined over 5,500 yards and 55 touchdowns with just five interceptions. South Carolina has to figure out a way to limit Hooker’s passing blitz. Don’t forget wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. He’s got 58 catches for 1,116 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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