Troy quarterback Corey Robinson leads an offense that passes for nearly 300 yards per game. Change-of-pace QB Deon Anthony can run the ball, too. Tennessee's Tyler Bray is coming off one of the better games of his career against a difficult South Carolina defense. Edge: Tennessee.
Rajion Neal could return after a two-week absence, although his injured ankle is likely to be less than 100 percent. Troy tailback Shawn Southward is a little fellow (listed at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds) but is the second-leading rusher in the Sun Belt. Edge: Tennessee.
Wide receivers/tight ends
Senior Chip Reeves is the top receiver in a Troy offense that typically offers plenty of opportunities to catch passes. Bray spread the wealth in the South Carolina game. Vincent Dallas and Zach Rogers both had huge games. Edge: Tennessee.
The end of the South Carolina game was especially cruel to Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, who had held Jadeveon Clowney in check all day only to see him force a game-changing fumble late in the fourth quarter. In the bigger picture, however, the Vols' offensive line continues to hold its own against top competition. Edge: Tennessee.
The Vols have been putting more pressure on the quarterback and nose guard Daniel McCullers seems to improve each game. The Trojans don't produce many sacks and can't match the size of an SEC team. Edge: Tennessee.
Herman Lathers had one of the best statistical games of his career last week, joining fellow linebacker A.J. Johnson, who is a frequent member of the double-digit tackle club. But Curt Maggitt and Jordan Williams will be tested by Troy's offense. Edge: Tennessee.
Troy has four veterans in the defensive backfield, and while they're accustomed to fast-paced, pass-heavy offenses in the Sun Belt, they will be tested by Bray and the Vols. Tennessee likely will continue its youth movement in the secondary in an attempt to find answers for the struggling unit. Edge: Troy.
A blustery day played havoc with Michael Palardy's punting last week, but he recovered once the wind was at his back. Troy's Will Scott has been an effective punter and kicker. Edge: Even.
Larry Blakeney has led Troy from Division II to the Football Bowl Subdivision during the past 22 years, winning 168 games along the way. Edge: Troy.
Troy is coming off a disappointing loss to Florida Atlantic, a team that the Trojans were expected to beat handily. The Vols narrowly lost to a team that was expected to beat them handily. Edge: Tennessee.
Tennessee 44, Troy 24
Troy should be able to put some points on the board against Tennessee's porous defense, but if the Vols' offense plays anything like it did last week, UT should win easily.