Frankly, this might not seem all that bold of a prediction. With the way this team has played against the likes of Georgia, Arkansas, and Florida, who could really be skeptical about our chances against Kentucky (4-5, 1-4) at home? Wake Forest (5-4, 4-2) in Winston-Salem will be a challenge for sure, but there we're talking about a team that struggles to run the ball and has lost 3 of its last 4 games (against lighter competition than we've faced), with the one win along that stretch coming by a single point against Duke.
Then, of course, there's the Vomit Orange. Does Vanderbilt stand a chance against Derek Dooley's squad in Neyland? Our response: "book it." Tennessee ranks #118 in the nation (that's third-to-last, mind you) in rushing offense. Vanderbilt currently ranks 30th in total defense and boasts the SEC's #1 offense in terms of big-play production. Beyond the numbers, we believe Franklin's guys are going to respond to the recent disappointments by coming out with a fire that wills this team to a 7-5 record and berth in the Liberty, Compass, or Music City Bowl. Why? Because we believe it.
Who's with us?