Year 2 of the Jeremy Pruitt Era begins in Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, as the Volunteers welcome Georgia State to Neyland Stadium.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPNU. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies and 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPNU and every other channel (ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, ABC, CBS) that will have Tennessee games in 2019.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Georgia State vs Tennessee on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
ESPNU is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Georgia State vs Tennessee on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Sling TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including ESPNU.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Georgia State vs Tennessee on your computer via the YouTube website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other compatible streaming device via the YouTube app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your YouTube TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
Georgia State vs Tennessee
Coming off a dismal 2-10 campaign, the Georgia State Jaguars are looking for a major turnaround this season. Georgia State leaned heavily on their rushing attack in 2018 and things shouldn’t be much different in 2019. Returning leading rusher (and passer) Dan Ellington looks to lead the way once again and has the help of a deep and well-rounded rushing attack. While Ellington can throw the football, it typically is more of a way to set up the run where Georgia State looks to live and die.
Defensively, last season the Jaguars were an exceptionally young unit – which showed. They bring back a ton of talent, especially in the secondary, and look to offer considerably more depth compared to 2018’s unit. The Jaguars should have their hands full matching up with the SEC talent Tennessee brings to the table and the secondary in particular should be tested against quarterback Jarrett Guarantano and his stable of big and athletic receivers.
As mentioned above, Tennessee returns their star quarterback along with a number of extremely talented wide receivers. However, a large part of their ability to keep Guarantano upright could boil down to how effective Trey Smith can be in his return. After the breakout offensive linemen went down with blood clots last season, there are considerable questions about if he is capable of being the same dominant force he was prior to the clots. The clots were Smith’s second encounter with the setback – making for a scary situation involving the 20-year-old. However, should he prove to be fully healthy and back to his old ways, the Volunteer offense should get a major shot in the arm with his ability to clear running lanes and clamp up opposing defensive lineman in pass protection.
Defensively, the Volunteers bring a fairly solid unit to the table. The Vols look to boast a legitimate SEC caliber secondary along with an emerging defensive line and linebacker corps. Especially in the now pass-happy SEC, the secondary should go a long ways towards helping to buy the line time to get to the quarterback, which should be hugely beneficial to a young unit trying to establish their identity. While the front seven might struggle at times against elite SEC caliber competition, they should be more than capable of holding firm against Georgia State and making life miserable on the Jaguar rushing attack.
Look for the Volunteers to simply out-physical an undermanned Jaguar team on both sides of the football as they effectively stuff the run and coast to a dominant and comfortable wire to wire win.
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