Vols @ Oklahoma Game Preview


Apr 12, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jason Croom (18) scores a touchdown during the orange and white spring game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee will travel to Norman, Oklahoma on September 13 to take on the highly ranked Oklahoma Sooners.  This will mark the first meeting between the two traditional powerhouse programs since the 1968 Orange Bowl.  Both teams should be undefeated heading into this high-profile, primetime game.

Oklahoma is coming off a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama and they enter this season as a national title contender.  The favorites to win the Big 12 return Sugar Bowl MVP QB Trevor Knight and a defensive front 7 that might be the best in the country.  The Sooners also will have a solid stable of running backs in Sophomores Alex Ross and Keith Ford along with heralded 5 star Freshman Joe Mixon.

The Vols always schedule a tough non-conference opponent and Oklahoma might be the toughest in recent memory.  Not many will expect UT to come out victorious, competitiveness will be a good barometer of where the Vols stand going into their brutal SEC schedule.  Prediction: The Vols will hang tough for the first half, but will ultimately fall to Oklahoma’s talent and depth.  Oklahoma 34 – Vols 21.  UT will have a bye week and then head to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on September 27th.