Bowl Hopes Rest on Hapless Vanderbilt
Before the season, many national experts doubted Tennessee’s ability to return to postseason play. The Vols sit at 5-6 needing a win against Vandy to get to their first bowl game since 2010. Tennessee was in the exact same spot last season from a record perspective – but the Vols were playing with their fourth string quarterback (who also injured his hand in the game) and that Vanderbilt team finished the season ranked 24th in the country.
These aren’t your James Franklin Commodores. Vanderbilt is 0-7 in SEC play this year – losing each game by double digits. If they lose to the Vols by double digits on Saturday, they’ll be the first team in the history of the SEC to lose every SEC game by double figures. Though UT’s offense struggled against Missouri, there’s no doubt the Vol offense is much more dangerous with Dobbs at the helm this year than they were last year.
Tennessee should take care of business and get bowl eligible against a VU team that just may be the worst team in the history of the SEC.