Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: Game Preview, Prediction and Players to Watch

Exhale, Vol Nation.

Or as Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones would say in what has become another one of his many-mentioned cliches: “Snap and clear.”

The Volunteers were far from dominant Alabama—nowhere close—in Thursday night’s 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State. But they also aren’t in the same boat as LSU, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky or Auburn. All of those teams are 0-1. Arkansas narrowly escaped Louisiana Tech, 21-20, also.

So, UT isn’t alone in the Week 1 woes. At least Jones’ crew survived and is 1-0 heading into Saturday night’s Battle at Bristol tilt against Virginia Tech that will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway. A crowd of more than 150,000 fans is expected, and, with a light schedule, all college football eyes will be on the game.

It’s the perfect opportunity for the Vols to put a poor season opener in the rearview mirror and start fresh against head coach Justin Fuente’s Hokies, who are 1-0 following a win over Liberty where new quarterback Jerod Evans looked strong.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game. 

Date: Saturday, September 10

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Place: Bristol Motor Speedway

TV: ABC

Radio: Vol Network, Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network Radio, SiriusXM 193

Spread: Tennessee -10.5, according to Odds Shark

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Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football

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