A packed weekend of college football starts off with a tremendous Saturday afternoon game between the SEC’s Tennessee Volunteers and LSU Tigers. The two Top 25 teams will compete at Tiger Stadium at noon ET on ESPN, and oddsmakers expect a close game, with Tennessee favored by a field goal at BetMGM.
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SEC action on BetMGM
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 8
- Start Time: noon ET / 9 am PT
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- BetMGM Odds: Tennessee -3 (-115), O/U 64.5
A busy week of college football action is headlined by this noon matchup on ESPN. The teams are each in the AP Top 25, with Tennessee at No. 8 and LSU at No. 25. It’s a showdown between teams with a combined record of 8-1, and a win for Tennessee would cement the team’s status as a Top 10 squad.
LSU hopes to lean on what’s sure to be a lively home crowd to upset the Volunteers and their high-flying offensive attack. Can the Tigers be the first to hold Tennessee under 30 points?
Tennessee offense appears elite
Through five weeks, it’s not outlandish to think Tennessee (-3) could challenge Georgia for the SEC East title. The Volunteers are 4-0 with notable wins over Pittsburgh and Florida, and they’ve scored an average of 48.5 points per game. Only Ohio State (48.8) averages more.
Tennessee leads the country in yards per game, averaging 559.3 per contest. Hendon Hooker looks comfortable at quarterback, and coach Josh Heupel’s offensive background seems to have translated well to the SEC.
According to ESPN metrics, the Volunteers have the eighth-most efficient offense in college football. Defensively, the Volunteers aren’t as special, checking in as the 48th-most efficient defense. It’s the offense that makes Tennessee most dangerous, but the defense still looks the part of a top-50 unit.
LSU looks decent under Kelly
In his first year there, Brian Kelly has LSU (+3) looking competitive. The Tigers would surely like to be undefeated — a 1-point loss to Florida State spoiled that — but they’re sitting pretty at 4-1 after last week’s win over Auburn.
Defensively, the Tigers are one of the better teams in the country thus far. No team has eclipsed 24 points against LSU this season, and four of five opponents failed to hit 20 points. It’ll be good against good Saturday when the Tigers’ top-tier defense tries to slow down a potent Tennessee attack.
Offensively, Jayden Daniels is a dual threat at quarterback. He’s rushed for 321 yards and three scores this season while also throwing six touchdowns with no interceptions. Tennessee has the more dynamic offense, but LSU’s group is capable.
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