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The Battle at Bristol: Can Tennessee handle Virginia Tech?

Can Tennessee handle Virginia Tech in an intriguing Week 2 matchup at Bristol Motor Speedway?

The college football slate in Week 2 isn't nearly as appealing as the Week 1 slate, but there are plenty of games worth monitoring. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup pits Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Volunteers, slotted 10th in our preseason rankings, are coming off of an overtime win over Appalachian State. They need a strong performance to confirm their status as the favorite in the SEC East. The Hokies, meanwhile, handled FCS foe Liberty last Saturday. A win against Tennessee would provide optimism that Virginia Tech can compete in the ACC Coastal in the first year of coach Justin Fuente's tenure.