Tennessee's dreadful history in the Georgia Dome receives so much publicity that another succession of ineptitude has been overlooked in the buildup to this year's season opener at the same venue.
The Vols have lost their last six games in the Georgia Dome. But they will enter tonight's game against N.C. State with a five-game road losing streak against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
That includes four bowl losses, and the loss of face from backing out of last year's scheduled game at North Carolina.
Tennessee 31, N.C. State 20: Refusing to back down against the mighty ACC, Vols register biggest victory of the Derek Dooley era.
Alabama 30, Michigan 17: The Tide probably would have preferred a rematch with Michigan State, which it practically dismembered in the 2011 Capital One Bowl.
Clemson 27, Auburn 24: New Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has one of the easiest jobs in the country. If his defense holds Auburn under 70 points, that will qualify as improvement over the last game.
Georgia 45, Buffalo 3: The Bulldogs get in so much offseason trouble, it's impossible to; remember who's doing what time for what crime. Here's my best guess: defensive back Sanders Cummings, suspended; running back Isaiah Crowell, dismissed; interim mascot Russ, good to go.
Mississippi State 41, Jackson State 13: The Bulldogs are counting on a big season from quarterback Tyler Russell, which is scary for a couple of reasons: (1) His skill set doesn't fit Dan Mullen's offense; (2) He's not even the second-best quarterback named Tyler in the SEC.
Ole Miss 45, Central Arkansas 14: Rebels fans now have another good reason to keep living in the past. It's the 50th anniversary of the 1962 season when Ole Miss went 10-0 and allowed only 40 points — or 12 fewer points than it gave up to both LSU and Alabama last year.
Florida 37, Bowling Green 6: The Gators get their first shot at a Dave Clawson offense since they held UT to six points in a 24-point victory in 2008.
LSU 52, North Texas 7: The Mean Green defense could be in big trouble in Tiger Stadium. LSU coach Les Miles has had eight months to figure out how to advance his team past midfield.
Arkansas 47, Jacksonville State 17: If the Razorbacks have a sense of humor, a motorcycle rider will lead them onto the field.
Missouri 45, Southeastern Louisiana 14: The Tigers will play seven of their first eight games in a city named Columbia, but none of the others will be as easy as this one.
Louisville 24, Kentucky 17: The SEC keeps pulling further away from the rest of college football. But it hasn't pulled so far away that the worst team in the East can beat the best team in the Big East.
Top 25: Southern California 50, Hawaii 13; Oregon 55, Arkansas State 17; Oklahoma 51, UTEP 14; Ohio State 38, Miami (Ohio) 3; Florida State 45, Murray State 7; Texas 37, Wyoming 17; West Virginia 42, Marshall 14; Nebraska 34, Southern Mississippi 16; Virginia Tech 27, Georgia Tech 23; Wisconsin 55, Northern Iowa 13; Michigan State 30, Boise State 27; Oklahoma State 42, Savannah State 0; Kansas State 41, Missouri State 10; Stanford 41, San Jose State 17.