Suddenly, Tennessee has quite a bit to play for down the stretch of 2019. After starting off 0-2 with losses to Georgia State and BYU, the Volunteers have revived their season with wins over Mississippi State and South Carolina. More importantly, it’s how Tennessee has played over the last four weeks that has people believing once again.
They’ve got a shot to get back to a bowl game in these last four games, needing to come away with at least three wins. UAB is up first, then a trip to Lexington to take on Kentucky.
That game has been set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night. SEC Network will carry the broadcast.
Kentucky sits at 4-4 on the year, fresh off of a convincing win over a suddenly struggling Missouri team. They have an open date this week, giving them extra time to prepare for Tennessee.
The Wildcats won two easy non-conference games to start the year, then dropped a heartbreaker to Florida at home. They then took two more losses to Mississippi State and South Carolina. Kentucky has bounced back since, beating Arkansas and Missouri, even putting up a decent defensive effort against Georgia on the road.
A win this week and the following week against Kentucky would have Tennessee fans breathing easy about a bowl bid.