Knoxville – Butch Jones and the No. 25 Volunteers (0-0,0-0 SEC) will launch a highly anticipated 2015 campaign 4p.m. Eastern against Bowling Green (0-0,0-0 MAC) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
The Vols roll into the state capital, dressed in their newly acquired Nike attire, confident in the potential of Team 119.
Consecutive recruiting classes nationally ranked 7th (’14) and 4th (’15 ) respectively (according to 247sports composite rankings) have created a deeper talent pool for Jones and company, but with the overhaul of two large classes, the amount of in-game experience lacks for a good portion of the 76-man travel roster.
Among the 76 who travelled to Nashville, 56 have one year or less of SEC experience and 34 have never played a down representing the Power T.
That will change today.
Bowling Green enters Saturday’s game as a 21.5-point underdog, but the Falcons come equipped with a wrinkle that could be effective against any defense. Tempo.
With a veteran O-line and a crafty QB, this Dino Babers led Bowling Green unit could pose potential problems for Tennessee’s OrangeSwarm (defense).
But not likely.
What To Watch
- How does Colton Jumper perform at MLB
- Amount of snaps for Kahlil McKenzie, Shy Tuttle at DT
- How much is asked of DB Justin Martin, WR Marquez North coming off injury
- How many series for Quinten Dormady at QB
- WR Preston Williams. Just watch him. You will be entertained.