National Pundit(s): "Bruins on road to ruin"

WWL's Ted Miller is predicting an 11 point win for the Volunteers:

Tennessee 28, UCLA 17: The difference is the home field -- Neyland Stadium is a heck of a place for a redshirt freshman quarterback and a young offensive line to try to figure things out.

Pete Fiutak from CollegeFootball News is pretty much on the same Rocky Top boat predicting a 13 point Tennessee win:

What will happen: Tennessee won’t explode like it did against WKU, but it’ll have a balanced offense that utilizes RB Bryce Brown more and only makes Crompton throw the short-to-midrange passes with the hope for the receivers to make things happen against the thin Bruin secondary. UCLA won’t be able to run, Prince will throw four picks, and the Vols will have the win they want before battling Florida.
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 30 … UCLA 17 ... Line: Tennessee -8

And then Tim Sullivan in the New York Post writes why Tennessee is the pick:

The Volunteers (1-0) -- under the direction of first-year coach Lane Kiffin -- are itching to make an early statement. And consider this: It's not going to come next week, when they travel to play No. 1 Florida.

Then there's this little matter of revenge, another underrated word. Many people toss it around, and misuse the word, but its "pure" meaning -- in handicapping -- is when a team loses on the road the year before, only to host that same team the next year. That's "pure" revenge.

Well, UCLA upset Tennessee, 27-24, last year, at the Rose Bowl.

"This," Kiffin said, "is a big-time matchup for us."

One for which they don't have to travel. Tennessee (-8½) on Saturday is the pick.

As I just said on the home, nothing to lose for UCLA, the pressure is all on Lane Kiffin and Tennessee Volunteers.

Let's get it on.


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