The gauntlet run in October is becoming a trend for Tennessee’s football program. The Vols had a difficult stretch of games in 2016 in the month of October, and it looks like they’ll run into a buzz saw in October of this year as well. And that doesn’t look like it will change in 2019 either.
Tennessee released their full 2019 football schedule on Tuesday, and the Vols will, once again, have a difficult October next year. Tennessee opens up the season hosting Georgia State and has home games against BYU and Chattanooga after that. They then travel to Florida for their first road game of the season, and then a bye week follows their match-up with the Gators.
Then comes October, and the Vols’ schedule toughens up.
The Vols host Georgia and Mississippi State to open up October, then they go on the road to play Alabama. They finish off the month by playing host to South Carolina.
November, like always, looks a little easier for the Vols, but there are few guarantees in that month too. The Vols host UAB to start November, travel to Kentucky, then have another bye week. They finish out the season at Missouri then host Vanderbilt.
Five of the Vols first six games are in Knoxville, and they only have four games away from home in 2019. Overall, next year’s schedule is a little less daunting than this year’s, but that stretch in October will still be a brutal one for Tennessee.
Tennessee’s home games in 2019 include match-ups with Georgia State, BYU, UTC, Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina, UAB, and Vanderbilt. Their road games are at Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, and Missouri.
Here’s the full 2019 schedule for the Vols:
August 31st – Georgia State
September 7th – BYU
September 14th – UTC
September 21st – at Florida
September 28th – Open Date
October 5th – Georgia
October 12th – Mississippi State
October 19th – at Alabama
October 26th – South Carolina
November 2nd – UAB
November 9th – at Kentucky
November 16th – Open Date
November 23rd – at Missouri
November 30th – Vanderbilt