(AP/WVLT) -- Tennessee has lost 10 straight games to Power Five opponents, hasn’t beaten a Southeastern Conference team since 2016 and now must face three straight top-10 foes.
So it would be understandable for the Volunteers to have a crisis of confidence after committing six turnovers last week in a 47-21 loss to Florida that opened their Southeastern Conference schedule. Last year, Tennessee also began SEC play with a disheartening loss to Florida and wasn’t the same the rest of the year.
But the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) remain upbeat and insist they won’t follow a similar path this year. They’ve impressed their new coach by how they responded to this latest setback while preparing for Saturday’s trip to No. 2 Georgia (4-0, 2-0).
The Vols are 31½-point underdogs at Georgia. After getting next week off, Tennessee visits No. 10 Auburn and hosts No. 1 Alabama.
Georgia won 41-0 at Tennessee last year to hand the Vols their first shutout loss since 1994 and their most lopsided home defeat since 1905.
Even so, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is taking nothing for granted and citing this series’ history of close games prior to last season. The last time Tennessee visited Georgia, the Vols won on a Hail Mary pass.
You can watch the Vols play Georgia on WVLT with a pregame show beginning at 2:00 p.m. The game is set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
You can also stream live on CBS here.