For the 48th time ever, the Vols and Gators are set to face-off this Saturday. And it will be only the fifth night game in Neyland Stadium for the series over the last 28 years.
Tennessee (2-1) hosts Florida (2-1) on Saturday night for their first SEC game of the year. The Gators already have one conference game under their belt, and that’s a 27-16 loss to Kentucky. That loss to the Wildcats was Florida’s first loss to Kentucky in 31 years.
The last time these two teams played in Knoxville, the Vols snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Gators with a 38-28 victory in 2016. The Vols went on the road to Gainesville last year and lost 26-20 on a 63-yard Hail Mary touchdown as time expired.
This year, both teams have new head coaches as they take on each other. The Vols are led by first-time head coach Jeremy Pruitt while Florida has veteran SEC coach Dan Mullen at the helm. Both coaches are looking for their first SEC win at their respective schools. Mullen was 33-39 in SEC play while he was the head coach at Mississippi State.
Today’s game marks only the fifth time the Vols and Gators have kicked off at 7:00 Eastern or later since the two teams started playing each other annually in 1990. The Vols are 3-1 in those previous four instances, beating the Gators in 1990 (45-3), 1998 (20-17, OT), and in 2004 (30-28). Their lone loss came in 2006 when they fell 21-20 to the eventual national champion Gators.
Can’t make it to the game? We have all the information you need to watch or listen to the Tennessee vs. Florida game.
Kickoff: 7:00 Eastern, September 22nd, Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, TN)
TV: ESPN (Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
Streaming Online: WatchESPN.com, ESPN app on phones
Radio: Vol Network, Sirius 103, XM 191
Line: Florida (-4)