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.