Each week, Rocky Top Insider will take a look at how all 12 opponents on Tennessee’s 2023 schedule fared.
From Virginia to Missouri, let’s take a look at how the Vols’ 2023 opponents in the 12th week of the college football season.
Week 1 Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia picked up their second biggest win of the season on Saturday with a 30-27 win over Duke. The Cavaliers improved to 3-8 (2-5 ACC) with the big win.
Week 2 Opponent: Austin Peay Governors
The Governors’ winning streak extended to an impressive nine games with their 14-12 win over Central Arkansas.
Since the Tennessee loss dropped them to 0-2, Austin Peay hasn’t lost.
Week 3 Opponent: Florida Gators
Florida lost a thriller to Missouri, 33-31, on the road. The Gators had it won but gave it away in the end and now must beat 11-0 Florida State next week to become bowl eligible.
Florida is 5-6 (3-5) this season.
Week 4 Opponent: UTSA Roadrunners
UTSA dominated Alex Golseh’s USF squad 49-21 in San Antonio. Like Austin Peay, the Roadrunners haven’t lost since losing to Tennessee, as they’ve won seven straight and are tied at the top of the AAC with an 8-3 record.
Week 5 Opponent: South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina picked up a much-needed win over Kentucky last weekend, getting past the Cats 17-14 to improve to 5-6 on the season. However, the Gamecocks must beat a hot Clemson team next week to become bowl eligible.
Week 6 Opponent: Texas A&M Aggies
In their first game without Jimbo Fisher as head coach, the Aggies dominated Abilene Christian 38-10 to improve to 7-4 (4-3 SEC). Texas A&M will close out the season next week against LSU.
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Week 7 Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide
Week 9 Opponent: UConn Huskies
Week 10 Opponent: Missouri Tigers
Week 11 Opponent: Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia trounced Tennessee in Neyland Stadium, 38-10. The Dawgs are playing their best football and look like the best team in the country, again.
Kirby Smart’s group is now 11-0 with an 8-0 conference record.
Week 12 Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores
BYE WEEK. Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt next week inside Neyland Stadium.