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Vols, Vandy face ranked conference opponents Saturday

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 7: Velus Jones Jr. #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs the ball in the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on November 7, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Tennessee and Vanderbilt are both in action this weekend.

Due to byes and postponed games, the Vols and Commodores have only both played on a Saturday one time In the last five weeks.

The Vols will travel to #23 Auburn. UT is reeling lately with four straight losses.

The Big Orange and Jeremy Pruitt desperately need a win.

“Really, this past week our players were really disappointed about not getting a chance to play,” said the Vols head coach. “But I thought we put three really good practices consecutively together. I feel like our football team this week is probably as healthy as it’s been in a while.”

Vandy’s season has gone even worse so far. The Dores are yet to win a game in six tries.

Number 6 Florida comes to Nashville this weekend, led by Heisman contending quarterback Kyle Trask. He’s thrown for 28 touchdowns in just six games this season.

“He looks like a different quarterback this year,” said Commodores head coach Derek Mason. “Comfortable. Again, he’s made very few poor decisions. What he continues to do is put pressure on opposing defenses with how he approaches the game. And that’s really what we’re going to have to try to attack.”

Middle Tennessee will be play a Conference USA game Saturday.

The Blue Raiders head to Troy for a rematch with the Trojans.

Earlier this season, Troy beat the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro, 47-14.