The Volunteers (3-2, 0-2) are coming off a 20-12 home loss to Georgia. LSU (6-0, 3-0) enters with plenty of momentum after drubbing Florida 51-11.
Kickoff at Neyland Stadium is on Saturday afternoon at 3:39 (TV: CBS).
Although the Vols haven't beaten the Bayou Bengals since 2006, each of those matchups were decided by seven points or less. UT owns the lead in the all-time series 20-8-3, including an 11-2-1 mark in Knoxville.
The Tigers have outscored opponents 231-75. In the process they have outrushed foes 1,101-415 and they're plus-15 in turnover ratio.
The last time Tennessee beat a ranked team was a 31-13 victory over No. 21 South Carolina on Oct. 31, 2009.
Click on the videos below for all of Dooley's press conference.