Skip to comments.SEC Fearless Predictions, Sept. 1
Posted on 08/25/2007 8:45:17 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
SEC Game of the Week
Tennessee at California 8:00 PM ABC Saturday, September 1st
Why to watch: The only game of the opening weekend featuring Top 25 teams is a rematch of last years 35-18 Tennessee win that was even worse than the score indicated. If theres such a thing as a must-win situation in Week One, this is it for Cal, who despite blowing out Texas A&M in the Holiday Bowl, is still looking for national respect, at least from the SEC folk. Even without RB Marshawn Lynch, the Bear offense will again be prolific behind big junior QB Nate Longshore and one of the most dangerous receiving corps in America. After excelling as a spare part for years, 5-8 Justin Forsett gets a grand stage to show that hes not too small to carry the load in the running game. Cal wont be the only team with something to prove in Berkeley as Tennessee has to start showing its Tennessee again.
What will happen: After getting embarrassed and knocked down a peg a year ago, Cal will get revenge on Tennessee in one of the biggest wins of the Jeff Tedford era. The Vols will get their yards, making heavy use of TEs Chris Smith and Brad Cottam, but it wont be enough with the Bear offense clicking. Jackson will crank out a highlight reel play thatll ignite the home crowd and earn him some early Heisman attention in a thrilling, game thatll be as good as advertised.
CFN Prediction: California 30
Tennessee 24 ... Line: California -5.5
(Excerpt) Read more at cfn.scout.com ...
Can’t wait for the season to get under way!
Go Vols, it will help our Strength of Schedule.
Hope TN wins this one and many more, McFadden gets the Heisman, and Ole Miss surprises everyone with a bowl game invitation (besides the egg bowl).
I'm afraid Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette aren't going to help your SoS much.
This article must be dated since that TE mentioned, Brad Cotton is out for most of the season due to a broken wrist.....however, the Vols will get RB Coker back for their 2nd game.......
Hell 2 tha y’all! GO VOLS!
You think that is rough?
Try being a Dodger, Laker and USC fan in the bay area.
Of course any one of those three have won more championships then all of the bay area counterparts combined, at least in my lifetime.
As a former Bay Area resident, I'll now cue up the world's smallest violin...just for you. :)
That's the thing with the BCS. You actually have to root for the teams you hate except for when they play you.
Sadly, both Cal and Tenn have blown out A&M in A&M’s last 2 bowl appearances. Its about time A&M started blowing out schools who aren’t in I-AA.
The revenge factor is meaningless, imo. However, this important game does give “other teams” a look at their new no-huddle offense, if you know what I mean.
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