Defensive Matchup: Cam Sutton vs. Bud Sasser

In one of the most important games of the season for the Tennessee Volunteers and the Missouri Tigers, there is one particular matchup that could have a profound effect on the outcome of the game.

Tennessee’s star sophomore corner, Cam Sutton, will be matched up against Missouri’s best receiver, Bud Sasser. Sasser leads the Tiger’s in catches (52), yards (701) and touchdowns (8). He has been the Tiger’s most consistent receiver and their best deep threat. He is Maty Mauk’s, Missouri’s starting quarterback, security blanket. If he gets off on Saturday night, the Tiger’s running game will have more space.
Cam Sutton has had an excellent sophomore season and is the Vols’ best corner. He has been matched up against the best receiver of every team the Vols have played this season, and has held his own for the most part. He does not have to shut down Sasser, but he has to keep him from having a monster game. A couple of times this year, the Vols have had one receiver destroy them. If Sasser is slowed down the Vols will have a good chance to win the game.

Edited by Will Lomas