It’s cliche once again, but Tennessee football has to watch out for Zach Wilson, the quarterback of the BYU Cougars. And with that, their defense has an elite receiver, passer and runner to keep an eye on throughout the game.
More from Vols Football
- How to Win a GUARANTEED $200 Bonus Betting Just $5 on the Vols vs. Florida!
- Tennessee Football at Florida: Five Keys to a Vols Victory
- Week 3 SEC Power Rankings: Did Tennessee Football’s Win Help At All?
- Week 3 AP Polls: Why Did Tennessee Football Drop in the Polls?
- Tennessee Football: Top Five Performers in 30-13 Win vs. Austin Peay
Simply put, Derrick Ansley has his work cut out for him. Wilson is similar to Dan Ellington, who torched the Vols last week as the Georgia State Panthers pulled off the upset. The only difference is Wilson is much more accurate.
Despite throwing two pick-sixes last week, Wilson did complete 21-of-33 passes for 208 yards, and he had eight rushes for 43 yards. So his numbers were actually solid against the Utah Utes, and he proved he is a force.
For his short career so far, he has completed 65.6 percent of his passes and averaged over eight yards an attempt, throwing for 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Meanwhile, he has 264 career yards as a sophomore and two more touchdowns on 83 carries. So he can clearly do it all as a signal-caller at 6’3″ 201 pounds.
Wilson’s highlight game came in last year’s Idaho Potato Bowl when the BYU Cougars beat the Western Michigan Broncos 49-18. Wilson completed all 18 of his passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns, and he added 23 yards for good measure.
Taking all this into account, Wilson is an elite quarterback. He’s Ellington with more accuracy. So Tennessee football has got to improve on last week’s issues quickly, or else they won’t just lose this game in a close one. They’ll suffer a blowout loss.