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How Tennessee’s Opponents Fared in Week 11

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Each week, Rocky Top Insider will take a look at how all 12 opponents on Tennessee’s 2023 schedule fared.

From Kentucky to Vanderbilt, let’s take a look at how the Vols’ 2023 opponents in the 11th week of the college football season.

Week 1 Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia lost a tightly contested game to Louisville on the road, 31-24. It would’ve been a major upset as Louisville is ranked 11th in the nation.

Virginia’s record is now 2-8 on the season and 1-5 in ACC play.

Week 2 Opponent: Austin Peay Governors

The Governors kept their winning streak going with a 30-17 win over Utah Tech. Austin Peay now has an eight-game winning streak with their most previous loss being to Tennessee in Week 2.

The Governors are 8-2 on the year.

Week 3 Opponent: Florida Gators

Florida kept it close with LSU for the majority of the game on the road in Baton Rouge, but the Gators ultimately fell short 52-35 as Jayden Daniels had a game to remember for the Tigers.

With the loss, Florida drops to 5-6 and reaching bowl eligibility seems unlikely with a road trip to Missouri and a contest with undefeated Florida State remaining on the schedule.

Week 4 Opponent: UTSA Roadrunners

Like Austin Peay, UTSA hasn’t lost a game since playing against Tennessee. The Roadrunners extended their home winning streak to six games with a 34-14 win over Rice.

UTSA is now 7-3 and tied for first in the AAC.

Week 5 Opponent: South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina won their second consecutive game, taking care of Vanderbilt in Columbia, 47-6. The Gamecocks now have four wins and are 4-6 on the season, meaning they still need to beat Kentucky and Clemson to reach the postseason.

Week 6 Opponent: Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M blasted Mississippi State 51-10 in College Station to improve to 6-4 (4-3 SEC). Despite the win, the Aggies’ head coach Jimbo Fisher was fired.

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Week 7 Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama continued their dominant streak with a 49-21 dismantling over Kentucky. The Tide are playing their best football at the right time and have clinched a spot in the SEC Championship game.
Alabama is now 9-1 (7-0 SEC).
Week 8 Opponent: Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky’s back half of the season continued to get worse with a 28-point loss to Alabama.
After starting 5-0, the Wildcats are now 6-4 and losers of four of their past five.

Week 9 Opponent: UConn Huskies

UConn was dominated by James Madison 44-6 on the road. The Huskies are now an awful 1-9 this year.

Week 10 Opponent: Missouri Tigers

Missouri bashed Tennessee in Columbia, Missouri, 36-7, further proving that they are legit. The Tigers are staring a 10-win season in the face with an 8-2 (4-2 SEC) record and Florida and Arkansas remaining on the schedule.

Week 11 Opponent: Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia trounced No. 9 Ole Miss in Athens 52-17. The Bulldogs remained undefeated and looked as good as they’ve looked all year.

Now, they head to Knoxville for a Week 12 showdown against Tennessee.

Week 12 Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt’s losing streak extended to eight games with a horrible 47-6 loss to South Carolina on the road. The Commodores are parked dead last in the SEC East with a paltry 2-9 (0-7 SEC) record.

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