The #19 Oklahoma Sooners (1-0, 0-0 Away) will visit the #25 Tennessee Volunteers (1-0, 0-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The game will televise at 6 PM ET on ESPN. The current odds list this as a PK with the over/under set at 61.
Oklahoma is coming in off a 41-3 win over Akron. Baker Mayfield went 23 for 33 with 388 yards and three touchdowns. Samaje Perine had 33 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown while Joe Mixon had 27 yards on five carries in the game. Joe Mixon also had three catches and 115 yards with one touchdown. Dede Westbrook added 40 yards on three receptions and a touchdown. The Sooners are 6-0 ATS in their last six September games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Tennessee is coming in off a 59-30 win over Bowling Green. Joshua Dobbs went 15 for 22 with 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also rushed for 89 yards and touchdown. Alvin Kamara had 144 yards rushing on 15 carries and added two touchdowns while Jalen Hurd had 123 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns. Jauan Jennings had 3 receptions for 56 yards in the game. The Volunteers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games on grass and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
My Pick: Oklahoma PK
This should be an exciting and close game. I think the question is will Tennessee’s defense hold up? Tennessee proved they can score, but can they play enough defense to get the win. Oklahoma will be throwing the ball all day with this secondary and if the Volunteers cannot find a way to come up with the big plays, they will find themselves behind very early on. I am going with the better team in a pick’em.