Mississippi State at Tennessee 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 10/07/2019 at 1:54 PM ET

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are set to visit Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee for an SEC clash against the Tennessee Volunteers. The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Auburn Tigers, 56-23. QB Garrett Shrader had a big game for Mississippi State as he contributed 209 passing yards and 2 TDs while also running for 89 yards and a TD. Senior TE Farrod Green was the top target for Shrader and the Bulldogs as he contributed 69 receiving yards.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Auburn Tigers as they allowed them to score 56 points and rack up a total of 578 yards of offense. Senior LB Leo Lewis led the way for the Mississippi State defense with 8 tackles and a TFL while C.J. Morgan pitched in 8 tackles. Junior DE Kobe Jones was able to get into the Auburn backfield and rack up the lone sack of the game for the Bulldogs defense.

The Tennessee Volunteers come into this matchup with a 1-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Georgia Bulldogs, 43-14. QB Brian Maurer had a solid game through the air for the Tennessee Volunteers as he threw for 259 yards, 2 TDs, and an interception. Senior WR Jauan Jennings was the top target for Maurer and the Volunteers as he hauled in 7 catches for 114 yards and a TD.

The Tennessee Volunteers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs as they allowed them to score 43 points and rack up a total of 526 yards of offense. Senior DB Nigel Warrior led the way for the Tennessee defense with 10 tackles and 2 pass deflections. Junior DB Shawn Shamburger and senior LB Darrell Taylor were the lone Tennessee Volunteers to get in the backfield and contribute a TFL.

The favorite has dominated the number as of recent when the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers meet as they have covered the spread in 5 consecutive meetings. The Tennessee Volunteers were able to stick with the Georgia Bulldogs early on as they took a 14-10 lead, but they were eventually blown out which shows the level of play they have put on display this season. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are coming off an embarrassing loss against a good Auburn team, but they had a bye week to recover and fix their mistakes. The Volunteers will most likely start freshmen QB Brian Maurer, and while he had a good game against the Georgia Bulldogs, it is hard to think he will translate that success again. Final Score Prediction, Mississippi State Bulldogs win and cover ATS 31-14.

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