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I'm expecting a win solely because the game will be in Neyland. After whomping WKU 63-7 the previous week, attendance will be around at least 105,000. That can be a huge advantage over a team coming from the west coast. Back in '06, a highly favored and ranked California team came in and got thrashed by the Vols, and the final score was only respectable because the Tennessee coaches took their foot off the gas. If UCLA gets the similar "deer in the headlights" look, I doubt Kiffin will pull back - not with Florida next week.
I also think that this game would be the perfect trap game had Tennessee won that close game at UCLA last season. But since they lost, their focus will be on redemption rather than their SEC opener in Florida the next week.
Also, kinda off topic, but UCLA has some ridiculously hot cheerleaders. Like, no joke.
I will consider it respectable if UCLA can keep it within 14 points. They surprise people at home (only because most people think they stink), but they're a mediocre road team and nothing they have seen within the Pac 10 will compare to the hostile environment they are about to face. Kiffin seems like the kind of guy that if can win by 50 points or more, he's going to put the petal to the metal and do it, not because of Florida next week...I think he'd want to do it just because that's the kind of guy he seems like. The "trap" argument is the only think UCLA has in it's favor, but Kiffin knows all about UCLA being able to pull off an upset. Looking forward to the game though.