GVX Audio: ESPN's Brad Edwards
ESPN college football analyst Brad Edwards said he thinks it’s unlikely that Tennessee has the talent to keep pace with No. 2 Oregon this weekend.
The Vols (2-0) face the Ducks (2-0) on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene (TV: ABC, 3:30 p.m.)
“If you don’t have the type of defense to hold them under 20 -- and I don’t think Tennessee has that type of defense quite yet -- you’re going to have score a lot of points to beat them,” Edwards said. “I’m just not sure Tennessee has the guys to be able to do that.”
To win, Tennessee will need help from the Ducks, Edwards said.
“Maybe if Oregon came out and did exactly what Western Kentucky did in the first half, Tennessee could get off to a lead that maybe they’d have a chance to hold on to,” he said.
“It’s hard for me, having grown up in SEC country and having watched Tennessee football all my life, to utter the words that Tennessee doesn’t have the talent to keep up with Oregon. But we’ve reached a point where it’s true.”
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