The Tennessee Volunteers can at least be proud of their offensive effort during their Week 1 win against the Bowling Green Falcons. The Volunteers put up double-digit points in every quarter, racked up 604 yards of offense, not to mention 29 first downs, and ran the rock in tremendous fashion.
In fact, Tennessee had two 100-yard rushers, Alvin Kamara (15 carries for 144, two touchdowns) and Jalen Hurd (23 carries for 123 yards and three touchdowns), while quarterback Joshua Dobbs ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. In addition, he completed 15-of-22 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
Although Bowling Green isn’t a walkover opponent, the Volunteers yielded more offense than they probably expected, giving up 557 yards of offense and 30 points to the Falcons before clamping down in the fourth quarter. This Saturday, the Volunteers have an even more explosive opponent when the Oklahoma Sooners come into Neyland Stadium. The Sooners, ranked 19th in the country, had a particularly easy Week 1 matchup with the Akron Zips, where the 41-3 final was well in hand prior to the clock reaching zero.
The stakes are much higher for both programs this weekend and it comes with higher prices for Tennessee Volunteers tickets on the secondary market. According to RazorGator.com, the average price of Saturday’s game is $283.41 with a get-in price of $139. It is the most expensive Tennessee game in the next five contests before they host the Georgia Bulldogs on October 10. The game against Oklahoma is currently drawing higher prices than the Volunteers’ game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on October 24, which has an average ticket price of $233.47 and a get-in price of $129.
After the game against the Sooners, Tennessee hosts Western Carolina with an average ticket price of $95.88 and a get-in price of $30, before traveling to Florida for a much-anticipated showdown with the Gators. That game on September 26 has an average ticket price of $168.90 and a get-in price of $57. Prior to the game against Georgia, Tennessee faces Arkansas with an average ticket price of $217.26 and a get-in price of $67.
A 2-0 start with a huge non-conference win against Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma would truly ignite the season for Tennessee. As it stands now, they’re off to a good start in potentially exceeding their preseason expectations.