SEC Football Preview: Tennessee vs. Chattanooga

Tennessee hosts Chattanooga on Saturday in Knoxville. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Georgia St. L 30-38
09/07/19 Brigham Young L 26-29
09/14/19 Chattanooga
09/21/19 @ Florida
10/05/19 Georgia
10/12/19 Mississippi St.
10/19/19 @ Alabama
10/26/19 South Carolina
11/02/19 UAB
11/09/19 @ Kentucky
11/23/19 @ Missouri
11/30/19 Vanderbilt

Chattanooga

Date Opponent Result
08/29/19 Eastern Illinois W 24-10
09/07/19 @ Jacksonville St L 20-41
09/14/19 @ Tennessee
09/21/19 James Madison
09/28/19 Western Carolina
10/09/19 @ Mercer
10/17/19 ETSU
10/26/19 @ Wofford
11/02/19 Furman
11/09/19 @ Samford
11/16/19 The Citadel
11/23/19 @ VMI

ESPN FPI

Tennessee: 43

Chattanooga: NR, FCS

Key Stats

Stat Chattanooga Tennessee
Rushing Offense 125.0 167.5 (67)
Passing Offense 201.5 243.5 (59)
Total Offense 326.5 411.0 (67)
Scoring Offense 22.0 28.0 (74)
Rushing Defense 147.5 160.0 (89)
Total Defense 439.5 345.5 (57)
Scoring Defense 25.5 33.5 (112)
Interceptions 2 0
Sacks 0.50 3.0 (32)
Tackles for loss 3.5 6.0 (64)
Turnover margin 0.50 -1.50 (113)
3rd Down Conv. 0.452 (25) 0.448 (47)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.394 (55) 0.500 (118)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Jarrett Guarantano, WR/PR Marquez Callaway, LB Dylan Moses, DB Bryce Thompson, DB Nigel Warrior.

Chattanooga

QB Nick Tiano, WR Bryce Nunnelly, LT Malcolm White, Cole Strange, OL Harrison Moon, DL Khayyan Edwards, DL Devonnsha Maxwell, LB Marshall Cooper, DB Brandon Dowdell, FS Jerrell Lawson.

Injuries

Tennessee

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/09/19 QB Jarrett Guarantano Hand injured last game – is probable Saturday vs Chattanooga
09/06/19 DB Terrell Bailey Personal has left team
09/05/19 WR Jordan Murphy Personal has left team
08/26/19 DB Bryce Thompson Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/19 LB Daniel Bituli Knee is out indefinitely
08/13/19 DB Baylen Buchanan Back is out indefinitely
08/08/19 DL Emmit Gooden Knee is out indefinitely

Chattanooga

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Tennessee has had a nightmare first games at home. Look for them to end their losing streak on Saturday but will they beat an FBS team in 2019?

Our Preseason Prediction

Tennessee 40, Chattanooga 13

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Tennessee 31, Chattanooga 14

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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