Big College Football Showdown on Saturday with Tennessee and Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS) at LSU

No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 in SEC) at No. 25 LSU (4-1, 2-0 in SEC), Noon, Saturday, ESPN

You have to go back to 2016 to find the last time Tennessee opened 5-0. The Volunteers did not play LSU that season and have lost five in a row against the Tigers , whom they have not faced since 2017. Going back further, Tennessee’s last victory at Baton Rouge came in 2005. Meanwhile, the Vols’ two wins over ranked teams this season have come by a combined 12 points. LSU, meanwhile, is back in the Top 25 while riding a four-game winning streak following that heartbreaking loss to Florida State. While there are questions on offense, the Tigers have been getting it done with a defense allowing an average of 14.8 points. It will be interesting to see how Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker (1,193 yards, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions) fares against the Tigers.(Hendon Hooker from James B. Dudley High School, in Greensboro, N.C.)