Every week throughout this season, GoVols247’s Patrick Brown, Ryan Callahan, Grant Ramey and Wes Rucker will make their predictions for the biggest games in college football — focusing on the Southeastern Conference and top-25 teams — and, of course, weigh in on how Tennessee will fare.
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Before we reveal our picks for Week 4, here’s a quick look at last week’s results and the overall standings coming off Week 3.
WEEK 3 RESULTS
Patrick Brown 4-8
Grant Ramey 3-9
Wes Rucker 3-9
Ryan Callahan 2-10
Wes Rucker 20-25
Patrick Brown 20-25
Grant Ramey 18-27
Ryan Callahan 17-28
Without further ado, it’s on with the picks, starting with Tennessee’s home game Saturday against Kentucky.
The No. 18 Vols (2-1) are coming off a 44-21 loss at third-ranked Georgia last week, while the Wildcats (1-2) picked up their first win of the season last week, cruising to a 24-2 victory over Mississippi State.
KENTUCKY (+5.5) AT TENNESSEE
Patrick Brown’s prediction
This is a big game for Tennessee. Might not be a must-win, but it’s definitely a don’t-lose. I think Georgia had a lot to do with how Tennessee looked at various points of last week’s game, but this game against Kentucky should reveal how good the Vols really are.