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1 - Head-Butting Time: Finesse football will be played somewhere else tonight, not in Neyland Stadium. For the big boys on Tennessee's defense, this is their night to get busy. Unlike Georgia State, the Gators are coming right at them.
2 - Big Plays, Big Edge: Florida speedsters like Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps and Percy Harvin have bedeviled Tennessee's defense in the recent past. This time, the Vols boast the big-play weapons with Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson. But it's only an edge if you find ways to turn them loose.
3 - Linebacker Limits: Herman Lathers and Curt Maggitt return to the lineup after a week off, but neither is 100 percent. How long and how strong they can go is critical to the Vols.
4 - Comfort Zone: Neither Tyler Bray nor Jeff Driskel has thrown an interception this season. Bray has been sacked only once, Driskel nine times. Both teams hope to apply pressure but give UT the edge here with Bray's battlefield experience and ability to get the ball away quick.
5 - If the Shoe Fits: The Vols hope lightly tested kicker Derrick Brodus won't be asked to be a hero today. If he is, though, he needs to channel Jeff Hall (1998) and James Wilhoit (2004).