A look ahead

The Tennessee Vols are down following Saturday's 29-9 drubbing at the hands of Alabama. Their remaining opponents can relate. All four future foes are coming off discouraging losses, as well.

South Carolina had an open date last weekend but last time out suffered a disheartening 24-17 home-field loss to LSU on Oct. 18.

Wyoming and Kentucky are coming off blowout losses to TCU and Florida, respectively. Vanderbilt, a top-15 team just three weeks ago, is riding a three-game losing streak following a humiliating home-field loss to Duke.

Here's a more in-depth look at UT's remaining opponents:

SOUTH CAROLINA (NOV. 1): The Gamecocks (5-3, 2-3) enjoyed an open date to rest up for Saturday's visit from Tennessee.

WYOMING (NOV. 8): The Cowboys (2-6) suffered their fifth consecutive loss, bowing 54-7 to No. 14 Texas Christian over the weekend. Wyoming allowed TCU to complete 16 of 22 passes for 334 yards, a whopping 20.8 yards-per-catch average, with TD throws of 60, 55, 39 and one yard. Devin Moore (25 rushes, 114 yards) was the Cowboys' lone bright spot.

VANDERBILT (NOV. 22): The Commodores (5-3, 3-2) fell 10-7 to visiting Duke, suffering their third consecutive loss following a 5-0 start that earned them a No. 13 national ranking. Bryant Hahnfeldt missed field goals of 34 and 43 yards.

KENTUCKY (NOV. 29: The injury-depleted Wildcats (5-3, 1-3) hadn't allowed more than 24 points in a game all season but they allowed 28 points in the first quarter vs. Florida en route to a 63-5 drubbing. Two blocked punts and a blocked field goal contributed greatly to Kentucky's demise.

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