Battle at Bristol Set for Primetime Kickoff

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    Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play on college football’s biggest stage.

    According to reports on Wednesday, the Battle at Bristol will kickoff at 8 pm ET. The game will be broadcasted on ABC.

    The primetime kickoff will be the second straight night game in Tennessee’s early season schedule. The Vols open the season against Appalachian State with a 7:30 ET Thursday night start time. The 8 pm kickoff from Bristol will be UT’s first primetime ABC game since its trip to Oklahoma in 2014.

    The Hokies open its season with a 12:30 kickoff against Liberty on September 3rd, before facing off with Tennessee in Bristol Motor Speedway.