NCAAF: Oklahoma, Tennessee Face Off in Biggest Match of Week 2
One of the biggest games of the week takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee. The No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners will head to Neyland Stadium to take on a resurgent Tennessee Volunteers team led by head coach Butch Jones. The No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers who are 1.5-point underdogs, welcome the No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners to Knoxville this Saturday at 6:00 PM ET. This game should be the most competitive college football matchup in Week 2.
One Volunteer who won’t be showing up is starting defensive tackle Danny O’Brien. He’s been suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Head coach Butch Jones won’t say when O’Brien will be allowed back. Safety LaDarrell McNeil will also miss Saturday’s game with a neck injury. He could return for Week 3 against Western Carolina.
Leading the Volunteers out into their big home showdown with the Sooners is quarterback Joshua Dobbs. There hasn’t been a game of this magnitude in a while at Rocky Top. Jones and the Volunteers will have a chance to show just how deep and talented they are. The Sooners look to show that they are just as talented as anyone in the SEC.
While this is considered a rebuilding year for the Volunteers, they’ll be dangerous against Oklahoma. The Sooners have fallen behind Baylor in the Big 12 pecking order. They have turned for help to new offensive co-ordinator Lincoln Riley. After some early success in their season-opener, the No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners will unleash their new “Air Raid” offense this Saturday when they visit the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers. His Air Raid attack produced a 41-3 victory over the Akron Zips in the season opener. Baker Mayfield, the former starting quarterback at Texas Tech, looked very good against Akron. He could have a repeat performance against Tennessee’s injury-plagued defense.
Can the No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners regain their perch atop the Big 12? They’ll get their first real test of the 2015 campaign when they visit the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday.