Each week, Rocky Top Insider will take a look at how all 12 opponents on Tennessee’s 2023 schedule fared.
From South Carolina to Virginia, let’s take a look at how the Vols’ 2023 opponents in the tenth week of the college football season.
Week 1 Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia turned in a disappointing effort against Georgia Tech in Charlottesville, losing 45-17. The loss marked the Cavaliers’ seventh of the season, making them non-bowl eligible.
Virginia is 2-7 with a 1-4 ACC record this season.
Week 2 Opponent: Austin Peay Governors
The Governors topped Eastern Kentucky in an overtime thriller, 33-30. Austin Peay are now winners of seven straight since the Tennessee loss and are 7-2 on the season.
Week 3 Opponent: Florida Gators
Florida lost in overtime to Arkansas 39-36 in The Swamp. The loss was massive for Florida as they are still a win away from bowl eligibility and won’t be favored in their final three games at LSU, at Missouri and vs. Florida State.
The Gators are 5-4 and 3-3 in SEC games.
Week 4 Opponent: UTSA Roadrunners
UTSA’s winning streak continued as the Roadrunners beat North Texas 37-29 on the road. It marked the fifth consecutive sin for UTSA since the Tennessee loss and they are now bowl eligible with a 6-3 (5-0 conf.) record.
Week 5 Opponent: South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina got back on track with a 38-28 win over Jacksonville State, snapping a four-game losing streak. The Gamecocks improved to 3-6 (1-5 SEC) on the season.
Week 6 Opponent: Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies lost a thriller on the road to Ole Miss, 38-35. Texas A&M dropped to 5-4 (3-3 SEC) on the season.
Week 7 Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide
Week 9 Opponent: UConn Huskies
Week 10 Opponent: Missouri Tigers
Week 11 Opponent: Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia got by Missouri at home with a nine-point win. It wasn’t perfect, but the Bulldogs kept their undefeated season alive and are now 9-0 (6-0 SEC) this season. They still haven’t lost since the SEC Championship in 2021.
Week 12 Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt’s losing streak extended to seven games with a 31-15 loss to Auburn in Nashville. The Commodores are parked dead last in the SEC East with a 2-8 (0-6 SEC) record.