Last year, the Tennessee Volunteers opened the season at
As I've written in other postings, I have a good feeling about the Vols this year. Most of the starters on last year's offense return, and new quarterback Jonathan Crompton has looked pretty good growing into his role. The defense appears much more settled compared to the start of last year.
UCLA's injuries at quarterback have been well documented, and the Vols are definitely catching a break in having to face the Bruins third-string quarterback. UCLA has a good defense that should keep them in the game, but the Vols will pull away in the second half.
Quite simply, the Vols are the better team. And it will show on Monday night.
Other SEC picks: Clemson over Alabama, Louisville over Kentucky, Vanderbilt over Miami (Ohio), South Carolina over North Carolina State, Georgia over Georgia Southern, Florida over Hawaii, LSU over Appalachian State, Auburn over Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi State over Louisiana Tech, Arkansas over Western Illinois, Ole Miss over Memphis