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On December 31st, WVU will be traveling to Memphis to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the Autozone Liberty Bowl. It will be the second time the two teams have met on the gridiron in their long histories, and is for the most part expected to warrant the same result as the 2018 matchup where WVU won 40-14.
If it hadn’t been for the COVID-19 affected season, Tennessee would be home for the holidays. The Volunteers finished the season with a 3-7 record, and lost by double digits in all seven losses. The play on the field has simply been atrocious, most notably with their defense which allowed more than 400 yards per game to go along with 30 points.
Offensively, the Volunteers have been just as poor. They have had absolutely no stability at quarterback, averaging a lackluster 204 yards through the air per game and putting up only 21 points. While the play on the field hasn’t been ideal, everything within the program is also beginning to fall apart.
According to multiple reports, the Volunteer football program is under investigation for violations in recruiting, as well as allegedly paying players. Due to this, many are beginning to where the program is and where it is going, leading to the belief that it is time to let Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt go.
Once you accompany the bad play and poor handling within the program, you get a dumpster fire. Tennessee has regressed since the last time WVU played them, and this will honestly be the first time in recent memory that the Mountaineers will be taking on an inferior opponent in the postseason.
Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown as we will be previewing the matchup between WVU and Tennessee in the coming days.