Tennessee vs. Kentucky

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All Roads Lead to Mizzou

Written by: Paul Bristol (@PaulBristol1) Once again, Volnation is left with the timeless question... Is Tennessee going bowling? This roller coaster of a season has left the Vols with five wins and two games left to play. The opponents remaining on the Vols’ schedule have been giving Tennessee fits within this decade. Kentucky, who Tennessee defeated in Neyland, was coming off of their second loss of the season against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and they are folding in the month of November once again.   Since head coach Mark Stoops was hired on at Kentucky, the month of November has not been kind to him. Stoops and the Wildcats have lost 17 out of the 22 games towards the back end of the regular season. The Wildcats have not beaten Tennessee in Neyland since 1984. Despite being ranked 11th entering Neyland Stadium last week, the Vols were able to shut them down 24-7, putting them closer to bowl eligibility. The Vanderbilt Commodores have been doing their best Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde impersonation after starting out the year strong with two blow out wins over MTSU and Nevada. However Vanderbilt and head coach Derek Mason have lost four out of the last five games them have played in 2018. The team left on the Vols’ schedule that Tennessee does not hold a winning record over is the Missouri Tigers. Missouri made their first appearance in the Southeastern Conference in the year 2012. The Tigers recorded two SEC wins that year. One of their two wins came against Tennessee in a nail biter, with a score of 51-48, in Knoxville. Since then, Missouri has a winning record of 4-2 over the Vols and they have [...]

All Roads Lead to Mizzou2018-11-17T13:01:21-04:00

Tennessee vs. No. 11 Kentucky Football Preview

Written by: Jake Wallman (@WallmanE75) Tennessee hosts Kentucky on Saturn for the 114th edition of the rivalry formerly known as “Battle of the Beer Barrel”.   While the presentation of the barrel to the winner of the game ended in 1998 the hate these two have for each other is alive and well. When Kentucky makes its way into Neyland Stadium Saturday they won’t only see a stadium, but a house of horrors as the Wildcats haven’t won in Knoxville since 1984. Since then it’s been 16 straight losses with an average score of 37.4 - 16.3 in favor of Tennessee. But now it’s Kentucky who’s enjoying a 7-2 season with a bowl berth already in place who’s looking to take advantage of Tennessee while they’re down. A win would further Kentucky’s opportunities at two things: a New Year’s Six bowl appearance and an eleven win season which would be the first since 1950 when Paul “Bear” Bryant was roaming the sidelines in Lexington. A win would give them six wins in the SEC which would be the first time since the program went 6-0 in 1977. Tennessee on the other hand? Well the Vols are just trying to stay afloat and reach the six win mark to earn a spot in post-season play. Injuries, inconsistent play across the board and just overall being out-matched in some games have plagued Tennessee this season.   Now let's take a look at how Tennessee matches up with Kentucky and what the Vols need to do to reach win number five and stay on track for a bowl game.   When you look at the numbers on offense for the Vols, nothing really jumps out as an amazing stat. The offense is [...]

Tennessee vs. No. 11 Kentucky Football Preview2018-11-10T14:11:31-04:00