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Tennessee opens as big underdog against Texas A&M

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, on December 19th, college football is set to wrap up the 2020 regular season. Tennessee will play a rescheduled game against Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon, opening up the final SEC slate of the year.

The Aggies, now ranked 5th in the country, will make the trip to Knoxville for a noon ET kickoff. It will be the first meeting between the two schools since a wild 2016 game, which saw Texas A&M win in overtime.

This time around, the Aggies enter the game favored by a couple of touchdowns. A&M has been installed as a 13.5 point favorite over the Volunteers, per Circa Sports.

Tennessee improved to 3-6 over the weekend, picking up a 42-17 win over Vanderbilt. The win snapped a six game losing skid, which has turned up the temperature on Jeremy Pruitt’s seat in Knoxville. Pruitt has finally turned to the future at the quarterback position, which has helped the offensive output over the last couple of weeks.

Will it be enough to hang with a Texas A&M team still looking to make a statement to the playoff committee? The Aggies need some help to get into the field of four, but it’s still possible.

Vanderbilt-Georgia, Missouri-Mississippi State and Ole Miss-LSU will all lead us into the main course — Alabama-Florida for the SEC title in Atlanta.