4. at Texas A&M
The West has been brutal on Tennessee recently. The Vols get another shot in what looks to be at least somewhat of a challenging crossover game at Texas A&M on Oct. 8 – a game that will be the third in the gauntlet that is the middle of the schedule. Tennessee hasn’t defeated anybody from the West since Ole Miss in 2010. Even worse, the Vols haven’t won on the road in the West since 2007 (Mississippi State). That was three head coaches ago for UT.
A&M has plenty of questions, however, after an underwhelming 8-5 season last year and a rocky offseason that saw the departure of quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray. Transfer QB Trevor Knight, who beat the Vols as the signal caller for Oklahoma in 2014, will be leading the Aggies. After playing Florida and Georgia, it’ll be a big challenge for the Vols to go to College Station for the first time and pull out a win.