It’s Thursday night in Knoxville and Tennessee football is ready to turn over a new leaf. The line is UT -34.5 and if you’re hoping for a little Georgia State magic from Bowling Green, prepare to be disappointed. BG is horrid.
On the Bowling Green side, things are a bit of a mess. The Falcons went 0-5 in last year’s shortened season, bringing head coach Scot Loeffler’s career record to 3-14. There are just 16 players on the Bowling Green roster this year who have started a game for the school before, so there will be a lot of attempting to figure things out on the fly. Quarterback Matt McDonald passed for just one touchdown last season and six interceptions.
The most you can hope for is that the Vols emerge from the game with a false sense of security.