NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fast, faster and fastest -- so it goes for Oregon football, which hasn't missed a beat after former skipper Chip Kelly raced to the NFL to coach the Eagles.
After leading the nation in scoring last season, the second-ranked Ducks are at it again this year under rookie head coach Mark Helfrich, the offensive coordinator under Kelly the past four years. His team is already leading the nation in scoring at 62.5 points through two games despite being ranked last in the nation in time of possession per game (20:30).
Next to test the Oregon turbines is visiting Tennessee, also 2-0, but also a four-touchdown underdog for the game Saturday at Autzen Stadium.
"As we all know, (we're) going to play the No. 2 team in the country, they're 31-3 at home in the last five years, four consecutive BCS bowl games, and they're as good as advertised," said Vols first-year coach Butch Jones, whose team has beaten visiting Austin Peay and Western Kentucky in convincing fashion.