Tennessee will host Western Kentucky on Saturday in a battle of unbeaten teams. Sure, it's only Week 2 of the college football season, but Western Kentucky is 1-0 and coming off of a solid Week 1 performance. So why not hype this one up a little bit?
Head coach Bobby Petrino led the Hilltoppers to a 35-26 win over in-state rival Kentucky. In the process, the Hilltoppers let it be known that they will not be pushovers.
Meanwhile, Tennessee dominated its way to a 45-0 beatdown of Austin Peay in its opener and is looking to parlay that momentum into a 2-0 start.
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
When: Saturday, September 7, at 12:21 p.m. ET
TV Broadcast: SECN
Spread: Tennessee -13 (according to Bovada)
Over/Under: 58 (according to Bovada)
Injury Report (via USA Today)
Kiante Young, DB, Questionable (Undisclosed)
Curt Maggitt, LB, Probable (Knee)
Jacques Smith, DL, Questionable (Thumb)
Michael Williams, DB, Questionable (Undisclosed)
Devrin Young, WR, Out (Wrist)
Riyahd Jones, DB, Out indefinitely (Calf)
Top Storyline: Is Justin Worley the Permanent Answer at Quarterback?
Justin Worley narrowly earned the starting quarterback spot for the Volunteers over Nathan Peterman, and both played in the opener.
Worley looked fantastic going 11-of-13 for 104 yards and throwing three touchdowns. Peterman was far less productive. He went 4-for-8 with 28 yards and no touchdowns.
In that performance, Worley certainly proved that he belonged as the man under center. However, that could rapidly change as the competition increases. It will be important for Worley to cement his confidence with another strong performance.
Prediction: Tennessee 47, Western Kentucky 27
Western Kentucky is going to find a way to put up points this year. However, stopping high-powered offenses will be another concern.
Worley will be itching to put up more points, and he and his offensive teammates will do just that.