Tennessee football: 4 areas to focus on during bye week

After Tennessee lost last week to Alabama, which marked the third consecutive loss of the season, the Vols finally have a chance to breathe. The struggling team is well into its bye week. During this time, head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his team must find a way to stop the losing streak and turn the season around for Tennessee football. Pruitt's record after bye weeks is 2-1, but you have to remember it is only his third year with the program. Let's not think too much into it. The past is in the past, right? Well, let's hope that's the mindset Tennessee has moving forward. Speaking of moving forward, here are four areas the Volunteers need to focus on in its off

Big 12 football predictions - Week 9

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Good morning, Big 12 fans. And happy Halloween! It’s a night of haunting matchups that are sure to make any Big 12 fan shudder with fear. Let’s get into the games and see who gets a trick and who gets a treat. #16 Kansas State vs. West Virginia West Virginia may have had the No. 1 defense in the country last week, but Texas Tech outscored the Mountaineers and defended their offense. No surprises and no tricks for the Wildcats today. They start off Halloween with a nice win against the Mountaineers. Prediction: Kansas State wins #23 Iowa State vs. Kansas Kansas will eventually get a win this year, I guarantee it. Today is not that day unfortunately. I can see Kansas maybe keeping it

Texas football vs. Oklahoma State preview

Texas football plays against Oklahoma State this weekend, and it should be a great game to watch. Let’s break down this matchup between two high-profile teams. Texas offense Despite the defense playing well against Baylor last week, it's still hard to trust it considering its past performances. The offense is the reason Texas has won three games this year. Specifically, because of Sam Ehlinger and his level of play this season. Ehlinger is not only responsible for the passing but the running game as well. He ran for nearly 300 yards this season and has scored seven rushing touchdowns on top of that. His rushing performances prevent opposing defenses from committing an extra defender in the passing game. That is important because it

5 ways Texas football can upset Oklahoma State

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Texas football has a big matchup this Saturday against Oklahoma State. Every game is a must win for the Longhorns. Here are five ways Texas can pull off the upset. Sam Ehlinger Ehlinger is the best player on this team and the leader. Texas can win this game if he is playing great. The guy that played outstanding the first four weeks didn’t show up against Baylor, but the Longhorns still got the win. Ehlinger must play lights out if Texas is going to have any chance at pulling off this upset. The Longhorns played too complacent and weren’t pushing the tempo. Then the Bears started to score some points, but there just wasn’t enough time left on the clock. Ehlinger and the

Deceptive Speed Bets - Week 9 College Football Gambling

Deceptive Speed Bets with Erik Buchinger and Sean Maloney dive into the Week 9 slate of college football and provide their gambling picks for the weekend. Deceptive Speed Bets will go live every Wednesday night at 6:00 ET/5:00 CT on Deceptive Speed's YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Subscribe to the podcast! Apple | Google | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Amazon | Stitcher | TuneIn WATCH THE REPLAY YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6D7d74hhrI Twitter Deceptive Speed BETS - Week 9 College Football Gambling https://t.co/l7qLa8dQbv — Deceptive Speed (@DeceptiveSpeedU) October 29, 2020 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DeceptiveSpeed/videos/2945758885652366

Michigan State football vs. Michigan key matchups

Michigan State and Michigan had two completely different games during their season openers. The Wolverines are feeling great after defeating a previously ranked Minnesota team 49-24 on the road. The Spartans, however, are still brushing off the cob webs after a 38-27 loss to Rutgers at home. ESPN is giving Michigan a 93% chance to win this game, which after watching Michigan State football last week, seems low. Here is what I expect out of both teams during this Halloween rivalry matchup Saturday on FOX. Michigan State offense vs. Michigan offense The Michigan State offense was the ugliest part of the loss to Rutgers. Although Rocky Lombardi had three touchdowns and 319 yards, he also had two interceptions and a fumble. The

Tennessee football: Jeremy Pruitt fires defensive line coach

The 2020 football season is not what anyone had in mind. Players and coaches have to wear masks, stadiums are not full capacity and some programs are still struggling even well into the season. Tennessee football is no exception. The Volunteers started their season off undefeated until the Georgia game. Now, the Vols are 2-3 on the season and turned their winning streak into a three-game losing streak. To add on to the derailing train, also known as the Tennessee Volunteers season, head coach Jeremy Pruitt fired defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Brumbaugh after the unexpected loss to Kentucky. About Jimmy Brumbaugh Brumbaugh attended Auburn University beginning in 1995. He played football for the Tigers from 1995-1999, where he played defensive

Iowa football vs. Northwestern preview

After a falling on the road to the head coach-less Purdue Boilermakers, Iowa football returns home to Kinnick Stadium this Halloween weekend to face the Northwestern Wildcats. The 84th meeting between these two programs has never been more important for the Hawkeyes, who hope to stay in the Big Ten West Division hunt for a bid to the Big Ten Championship game. Quick come to Jesus Without games against Middle Tennessee, Miami of Ohio, Northern Illinois or even the historic Week 2 matchups with Iowa State, Iowa has zero room for error nor does it have any non-conference games to correct its mistakes. It must learn, adjust and execute on the fly in this crazy season. Those perennial early fall non-conference games allowed Iowa

Penn State football vs. Ohio State preview

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2020 has been the year of what ifs. What if there wasn’t a global pandemic? What if Penn State's All-American linebacker never opted out? What if the Nittany Lions' top two running backs never got hurt? Well, I think I’d be more excited than any kid on Christmas Eve. I mean think about this: Halloween night. Blue moon. 7:30 p.m. under the lights of Beaver Stadium. While those things build up some excitement, everyone knows this game is not going to be what it was supposed to be. But one thing remains the same and provides some normalcy: Penn State’s hatred for Ohio State and Ohio State’s hatred for Penn State. That’s why I’ll try to forget about all the factors

Clemson football: Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

On Oct. 29, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. That tweet set the sports world on fire as agents, analysts, fans, and networks clamored for more information on the nation’s top college football player. Lawrence quelled the storm with a statement confirming the report and that he’d entered isolation. https://twitter.com/Trevorlawrencee/status/1321984082499325954 Lawrence won’t play this weekend when the Clemson Tigers square off against the Boston College Eagles. However, most people are looking ahead to No. 1 Clemson’s matchup against No. 4 Notre Dame on Nov. 7. That game could determine which ACC school finishes the regular season with a top-four rank and ultimately gains entry to the College Football Playoffs. Head coach Dabo Swinney chimed in with