(1-0) Pitt at. (1-0) Tennessee Spread Pitt (-3.5)
September 11, 2021 NOON EST
The Johnny Major Classic named after the ex-Panther and Vols coach should shape up to be an exciting game. Both teams did what they needed to in week one as the Panthers beat UMass 51-6, and Tennessee beat Bowling Green 38-6. Each team will find the speed and power involved in this game on another level after playing two weak opponents. Pitt should have the upper hand with 13 super seniors including 5th year quarterback Kenny Pickett. Tennessee has turned the reigns over to Michigan transfer Joe Milton who only threw for 139 yards and a touchdown against Bowling Green. I believe the quarterback position will be the reason the Panthers are able to go to 2-0. Tennessee did have 326 yards on the ground last week and their defense played solid. The Panthers D will have to worry more about Milton running than throwing. I believe Pickett being a veteran will not be affected by the first time in front of a large crowd in a couple of years. Go with Pitt to win, but not cover.
Sportsvival Pick- Pitt- 24 Tennessee- 21
Tennessee covers the spread