7. Will any BGSU receivers emerge against the Vols’ secondary?
The top three receivers for last year’s Bowling Green Falcons are all gone. Quintin Morris signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. Julian Ortega-Jones has transferred to the Texas State Bobcats. Noah Massey transferred to the Angelo State Rams, jumping from FBS all the way down to Division II, not even FCS play.
That leaves Tyrone Broden as the leading receiver. He had six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown last year. Scot Loeffler will also turn to tight ends such as Christian Sims who have experience blocking in his run schemes but no experience in the passing game.
Although Loeffler likes to rely on running the ball, play-action is a big part of his game. As a result, he’s got to find a couple of weapons that can make big plays and bring some sort of balance to the offense. Otherwise, the Power I tempo is rendered useless.
On the other hand, Tennessee football has four starters back from last year in the secondary, but that unit struggled severely. This should be an easy first test for them, so if they allow any BGSU receivers to emerge, a huge problem awaits them down the road. Heck, that could even make this game a bit scary for a while.