UT-Ohio U matchup chart

What follows is a position-by-position look at Tennessee and Ohio University, who meet Saturday at 7 in Neyland Stadium:

Game #: 1159
Site: Knoxville
Date: Sep. 26
Conference: MAC
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Kiffin and for the Bobcats - Solich


Vols

Bobcats
OLCOMMENTSOL

With Vladimir Richard sidelined, UT's patchwork line is likely to struggle a bit this weekend.

QB'sCOMMENTSQB's

Ohio's duo of Theo Scott and Boo Jackson has thrown for 7 TDs and just 2 interceptions. Jonathan Crompton has passed for 5 TDs and 7 interceptions.

RB'sCOMMENTSRB's

Montario Hardesty (115 yards per game, 5.4 yards per carry) might be the feel-good story of college football this fall. OU's Chris Garrett (4.1 per carry) ain't bad.

WR'sCOMMENTSWR's

UT's leading receiver (Quintin Hancock) is out. Ohio's Taylor Price (17 catches, 247 yards, 3 TDs) could give the Vols trouble.


Vols

Bobcats
DLCOMMENTSDL

The Vol front four played really well last weekend at Florida and seems to be improving every week.

LB'sCOMMENTSLB's

LaMarcus Thompson has back problems that cloud his status and may force the Vols to start freshman Greg King.

DB'sCOMMENTSDB's

How good is UT's secondary? Ask Tim Tebow, who threw for just 115 yards last weekend.

S. TeamsCOMMENTSS. Teams

Daniel Lincoln is 4-4 on field goals, Ohio's Matt Weller 4-7. Chad Cunningham averages 44.5 yards per punt, Ohio's Matt Schulte 39.4.


Vols

Bobcats
INTANGIBLES

Tennessee has the home-field advantage but may be looking ahead to its Game 5 showdown against unbeaten Auburn.

PREDICTION

Ohio pushed a fine Connecticut team to the limit before falling 23-16. The Bobcats are a sound team that will present problems. Still, Tennessee should prevail.


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