SEC Football Preview: Kentucky at Tennessee

Tennessee-Kentucky Preview

Kentucky visits Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Kentucky 13 Auburn 29
Oct. 3 Ole Miss 42 Kentucky 41
Oct. 10 Mississippi State 2 Kentucky 24
Oct. 17 Kentucky Tennessee
Oct. 25 Georgia Kentucky
Oct. 31 Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 Vanderbilt Kentucky
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Kentucky Florida
Dec. 5 South Carolina Kentucky


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Tennessee 31 South Carolina 27
Oct. 3 Missouri 12 Tennessee 35
Oct. 10 Tennessee 21 Georgia 44
Oct. 17 Kentucky Tennessee
Oct. 24 Alabama Tennessee
Nov. 7 Tennessee Arkansas
Nov. 14 Texas A&M Tennessee
Nov. 21 Tennessee Auburn
Nov. 28 Tennessee Vanderbilt
Dec. 5 Florida Tennessee

College Football Ratings

Rating Kentucky Tennessee
ESPN FPI 38 23
Sagarin 26 11
Massey Composite 32 11
PiRate Ratings 21 24

Key Stats

Stat Kentucky Tennessee
Points 26.0 29.0
Points Allowed 24.3 27.7
Total YDS 366.7 343.3
Pass YDS 154.3 222.0
Rush YDS 212.3 121.3
Total YDS Allowed 359.3 384.7
Pass YDS Allowed 276.0 248.7
Rush YDS Allowed 83.3 136.0
Turnover margin 0.3 0.7
3rd Down Conv. 50.0 26.8
3rd Down Conv. DEF 33.3 43.5

Players to Watch



CB Brandin Echols, QB Terry Wilson, OL Landon Young, WR Josh Ali, LB Jamar Watson, LB Chris Oats.


CB Shawn Shamburger, QB Jarrett Guarantano, K Brent Cimaglia, LB Henry To’o To’o, WR WR Ramel Keyton.



Bryce Oliver WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Chris Oats LB Out For Season – Undisclosed
Kavosiey Smoke RB Out Indefinitely – Ribs
Josh Paschal DE Ques Sat – Knee
Brenden Bates TE Out Indefinitely – Undisclosed


Dee Beckwith WR Ques Sat – Ankle
Brian Maurer QB Ques Sat – Hamstring
Jahmir Johnson OL Ques Sat – Hamstring
Len Neth Whitehead RB Out Indefinitely – Foot
Austin Pope TE Out Indefinitely – Back
Deangelo Gibbs WR Out For Season – Academics
Carlin Fils Aime RB Out For Season – Personal



I was going to surely pick UT to win this one but now it looks like the rugged Kentucky team of 2019 is back after the 24-2 win over Mississippi State. Who else scores 24 points on 150 yards of total offense? I think this one will be close but Kentucky will pull out a win over a deflated Tennesee.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 24, Tennessee 17

Game Week Prediction

Kentucky 28, Tennessee 24

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

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