6’3″ 232 pounds
Sticking with the backfield and speaking of Will Levis, of course he’s going to be a huge part of Kentucky against the Vols. Kentucky is 5-1 with him and 0-1 without him. Their one loss is to South Carolina, and their only loss with him was a fluke to Ole Miss in which they made every mistake in the book.
For the year, Levis has completed 114 of 164 passes (69.5 percent) for 1,635 yards (10 yards per attempt), 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He’s probably the most NFL-ready quarterback given his ability to stand in the pocket and make difficult throws against so much pressure.
Levis is a pure pocket passer who has limited protection, but he has a good track record of making big plays. Tennessee football also has major issues in the secondary, so Levis’ play is where Kentucky can really exploit its biggest mismatch. The issues is the Vols give up lots of yards but not lots of big plays in the secondary.
All of this will make the matchup an intriguing one on Saturday. Part of that depends on how healthy Levis is, which shouldn’t be a problem since he played against Mississippi State and is now coming off a bye. Simply put, he’ll be a lot for the Vols to deal with.