Tennessee Volunteers running back Raijon Neal runs down the sideline in Vols season opening victory over Austin Peay. (Photo Credit: commercialappeal.com)
Tennessee is 2-0 for the third consecutive season. The significance of that? Their first loss of the 2010 season came in the second game of the year against the team they will line up against on Saturday.
The Vols will travel across the country, 2,542 miles to be exact, to Eugene, Ore. for their first away game of the season to face the No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Saturday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is set for 3:30 EDT, and the game can be found on ABC.
Saturday will be the first real test for Tennessee’s first year head coach Butch Jones, and may answer a lot of questions pertaining to how his team will not only fare this season, but in the future. One of the biggest challenges Jones will face with his team Saturday is making sure they stay mentally tough despite being such big underdogs.
“Obviously they (Oregon) are a great football team,” ...