It looks like the Vols defense struggles against proficient, multi-dimentional offenses. So many similarities, this Missouri game reminded me of the earlier WVirginia game. Also in a way, explains why they had a hard time with Charlotte's balanced offense.
Which doesn't inspire confidence with Vanderbilt coming up.
This is good news:
Missouri looks to be peaking heading into Neyland Stadium this weekend but the same could be said for Jeremy Pruitt’s first Tennessee team. In addition to winning two games in a row for only the second time this season, the Vols look to have a full secondary in anticipation for the team’s showdown against Drew Lock and the Mizzou passing game.
That news comes via Pruitt, who announced that freshman safety Trevon Flowers and freshman cornerback Bryce Thompson are expected to play on Saturday.
“Trevon practiced every day last week. We just decided on Saturday to give him one more week. Bryce has practiced every day this week, so those guys I would expect to be ready to go,” Pruitt said following Wednesday’s practice.
Flowers broke his collarbone in practice during the team’s bye week while Thompson suffered a head injury during the Kentucky game. Both players are in their first year in the program and playing new positions at the collegiate level. Flowers, most known for his high school baseball career, and Thompson was a standout receiver in high school.
Despite their relative inexperience, the two freshmen have shown significant promise their first year on campus.
Tennessee expecting healthy secondary heading into crucial game against Drew Lock, Missouri
Good news for the Vols heading into Saturday's game.
Tennessee’s momentum on the recruiting trail continues to pick up steam.
According to current Tennessee offensive tackle commit Chris Akporoghene, he’ll be visiting the Vols this weekend when they play their last home game of the season against Missouri. He’ll also have one his teammates from IMG Academy coming with him, and that teammate is none other than Nolan Smith, the No. 1 player in the 2019 recruiting cycle.