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How the Vols and their future opponents fared this weekend

How did this past weekend's events affect our outlook for the remainder of the season? Not much.

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For the second week in a row, what the Vols did this past weekend made me feel neither any better nor any worse about the team. The offense is still good, but with the defense still so bad, we really need the offense to give us hope that if they're the last ones with the ball in a close game, they're going to come through.

Troy Trojans

  • Week 1: Beat UAB, 39-29.
  • Week 2: Lost to the Ragin' Cajuns, 37-24.
  • Week 3: Lost to Mississippi State, 30-24.
  • Week 4: Beat North Texas, 14-7.
  • Week 5: Beat South Alabama, 31-10.
  • Week 6: Bye.
  • Week 7: Lost to Western Kentucky, 31-26.
  • Week 8: Beat FIU, 38-37.
  • Week 9: Lost to Florida Atlantic, 34-27.

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  • Joel feels __________ about this game this week: SAME.

Missouri Tigers

  • Week 1: Beat SE Louisiana Lions, whoever they are, 62-10.
  • Week 2: Lost to Georgia, 41-20.
  • Week 3: Beat Arizona State, 24-20.
  • Week 4: Lost to South Carolina, 31-10.
  • Week 5: Beat UCF, 21-16.
  • Week 6: Lost to Vanderbilt, 19-15. That's right. They lost to Vanderbilt and remained unwinned in the SEC. Rock M Nation is getting the stink out into the air.
  • Week 7: Lost to Alabama, 42-10.
  • Week 8: Bye.
  • Week 9: Beat Kentucky, 33-10.

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@Vanderbilt Commodores


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Kentucky Wildcats

  • Week 1: Lost to Louisville, 32-14.
  • Week 2: Beat Kent State, 47-14.
  • Week 3: Lost to Western Kentucky in OT, 32-31.
  • Week 4: Lost to Florida, 38-0.
  • Week 5: Lost to South Carolina, 38-17.
  • Week 6: Lost to Mississippi State, 27-14. A Sea of Blue wants Jane to stop this crazy thing.
  • Week 7: Lost to Arkansas, 49-7.
  • Week 8: Lost to Georgia, 29-24.
  • Week 9: Lost to Missouri, 33-10.
  • Joel feels __________ about this game this week: SAME.

Conclusion after Week Nine

No changes to the remaining predictions. I don't think there's any way, absent a complete meltdown, that Tennessee loses to either Troy or Kentucky, and I think they have a distinct edge over Missouri and Vanderbilt. That's a weird thing to say about a team winless in the SEC this far into the season, but Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi State, and South Carolina are all better teams than those remaining on our schedule.

Opponent Preseason Prediction Revised Prediction Result
NC State W W W
Georgia State W W W
Florida W W (L) L
Akron W W W
Georgia L L L
Mississippi St. W W (L) L
Alabama L L L
South Carolina L L L
Troy W W
Missouri W W
Vanderbilt W W
Kentucky W W
Record 9-3 7-5