Heading into the 2021 season, the Tennessee Volunteers were set to have college football’s 21st toughest schedule. Each week we will see how the opponents of the Flights behaved and where their record stands. Note: Tennessee’s holiday week is week 9.
Week 1 Opponent Bowling Green
The Falcons knocked out the Minnesota Big Ten School in a 14-10 upset.
Pitt, opponent of the week 2
After suffering a surprising loss to West Michigan, the Panthers demolished New Hampshire 77-7 in Week 4
Week 3 Opponent Tennessee Tech
The Golden Eagles suffered another loss to Eastern Illinois, losing 28-14 at home, bringing their record to a paltry 0-4
Opponent of the Week 4 Florida
Florida hosted Tennessee in the Marsh for Week 4, handling them 38-14 despite the early advance of Flights.
Week 5 Opponent Missouri
Current opponent Tennessee lost an overtime thriller to ACC Boston College 41-34. Mizzou’s defense was exploited to say the least, as the Eagles full-back ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Opponent of the Week 6 South Carolina
The Gamecocks lost a tight home game to SEC foe Kentucky 16-10. South Carolina is now 2-2 on the year, as are Tennessee.
Ole Miss, opponent of the week 7
Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss have had their first week off this season.
Week 8 Opponent Alabama
After nearly losing to Florida, Alabama got back on track with a 63-14 victory over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Tuscaloosa.
Kentucky, opponent of the week 10
Kentucky held their own once again, beating South Carolina 16-10. Kentucky are 4-0, but their last three wins are one point.
Week 11 Opponent Georgia
Georgia eliminated the Vanderbilt Commodores, beating them 62-0. After scoring 35 in the first quarter, the Bulldogs put him on cruise control for the remainder of the game.
Week 12 Opponent South Alabama
The opponent remaining out of the Tennessee conference was given a week off in week 4.
Opponent of the Week 13 Vanderbilt
The Commodores had just 77 total yards against Georgia and couldn’t score a point, losing 62-0.
Opponent’s overall performance: 6-4