Auburn Creates Matchup Nightmares
So far this season, Tennessee football has been really disappointing and unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better. After last week’s game against Texas A&M was canceled, the Vols got an extra week of practice to prep for Auburn. Auburn does a lot on the offensive side of the ball that will give Tennessee’s defense fits. For instance, Auburn’s wide receivers is their best position group they put on the field and Tennessee has really struggled in the secondary. Yesterday, head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced that DB Shawn Shamburger is out for the year due to working on his academics, this is a huge blow considering he would be matched up with Auburn wideout Seth Willams. Speaking of Seth Willams, Willams has 28 receptions and 511 yards receiving, he causes a matchup nightmare for Tennessee’s secondary. Not to mention Auburn has stud running back in Tank Bigsby, who is known for breaking tackles and Tennessee has really struggled tackling defenders this season.
Auburn creates nightmares for the Volunteers and honestly, if Tennessee has any hope of winning, they’ll have to score points. Scoring is hard for the Volunteers considering they only have 6 passing touchdowns on the SEASON and only average 20.8 point per game. Hopefully during the extra bye week Tennessee worked on vamping the offense, Pruitt made a statement saying there was a lot more buzz on the offensive side of the ball during practice. If Jarrett Guarantano starts on Saturday hopefully he’ll show out like last time when he went for 328 yards passing and two touchdowns. Also, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said that they’ll be down a few players due to COVID-19.