Are you ready for some SEC football? Tennessee kicks off the 2021 SEC football season against Bowling Green on Thursday, Sept. 2 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
The Vols are favored by 35 points in a game that kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern on the SEC Network.
Bowling Green Falcons (0-0) at Tennessee Volunteers (0-0)
Thursday, Sept. 2 | 8 p.m. Eastern | Neyland Stadium | SEC Network
Tennessee vs. Bowling Green: Betting Information
Current Line: Tennessee -35
Opening Line: Tennessee -28.5
Current Over/Under: 61.5
Opening Over/Under: 56.5
Weather and Injuries
Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy. High of 79. Low of 56. 15% chance of rain.
Key Injuries: None to report at this time.
Tennessee vs. Bowling Green: News and Notes
It’s Not 2015 Anymore: You may remember the last time these two teams played: A 59-30 shootout at Nissan Stadium in Nashville back in 2015. But you need to wash that version of Bowling Green from your brain. That was a 10-win team led by Syracuse coach Dino Babers. Scot Loeffler’s version lost all 5 games last season. Ranked 126th in scoring at 11.4 points per game. And also ranked 126th by allowing 45.0 points per game on defense.
What Can We Expect from a Josh Heupel Offense?: UCF ranked second in the nation last season with 568.1 yards per game on offense. Also ranked 8th nationally with 42.2 points per game. But Tennessee ranked significantly worse (346.2 yards — 102nd and 21.5 points — 108th).
Joe Milton Has Been Named the Vols Starting QB: After a long camp battle, Tennessee on Monday named former Michigan transfer Joe Milton the starting QB. He’s a junior who had 5 starts with Michigan. Do we expect them to play more than one? Does it matter?
PICK OF THE GAME
Tennessee should win this game handily, but asking a new coach to debut with a margin of victory of more than five touchdowns against a FBS program seems like a tough ask.
We’ll take UNDER 61.5 in a game that Tennessee should win easily.