With the rest of the sports world completely shut down, Fox Bet released opening lines on several big games coming up this fall. Tennessee and Oklahoma were on the list, with the Sooners opening as seven point favorites.
Tons of CFB opening big game lines up @FOXBet. Bama opens -4.5 over Georgia, Ohio State -1.5 at Penn State, LSU at UF -2, UGa -2 vs UF, AU at Bama -7, Michigan at Ohio State -8.5, Vols at OU -7. Go check them all out: https://t.co/jAFf2CFaRy— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 15, 2020
Tennessee will make the trip to Oklahoma during week two of the college football season, following their home opener against Charlotte. The Sooners went 12-2 last season, losing to Joe Burrow and LSU in the College Football Playoff. The Volunteers rebounded from a tough 1-4 start to finish at 8-5, creating some expectations for the 2020 season.
Oklahoma will move from Jalen Hurts to Spencer Rattler at quarterback, but you probably shouldn’t expect Lincoln Riley’s offense to fall off too much. They’ll also be replacing CeeDee Lamb, but they have a talented young crop of top prospects ready to step into the next era.
Tennessee will be leaning on perhaps one of the best offensive lines in the country, set to ride sophomore running back Eric Gray on the ground. The question with the Volunteers comes at the quarterback position — can Jarrett Guarantano find some consistency in his senior season?
With nothing else to talk about, we’re going to really dig into this game over the next few days. Expect a film breakdown, along with some questions and answers from our friends over at Crimson and Cream.