Tennessee and Auburn used to be bitter annual rivals in the SEC. The two programs played every year from 1956 till 1991, then the conference split into divisions. This Saturday will mark only the 10th time these two teams have played each other since that 1991 meeting.
No. 21 Auburn (4-2, 1-2 SEC) opened up as an 18.5-point favorite over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2) earlier this week, but that line has since dropped to a 15-point advantage for the Tigers. Some books in Vegas even have Auburn down to a 14.5-point favorite in the game.
The Tigers are coming off an ugly, physical 23-9 loss to Mississippi State last week in which they were gashed for over 300 yards rushing and only had the ball for a little over 17 minutes in the game. Tennessee, meanwhile, is coming off a bye week after showing some positive signs on the road in a 38-12 loss to No. 2 Georgia the week prior to their bye.
The Vols have lost their last six meetings against the Tigers, and their last win against Auburn came back in 1999 when they defeated the Tigers 24-0. But that’s not the only streak Tennessee will be looking to end on Saturday when they take on Auburn.
Tennessee will also be looking to end an 11-game losing streak in the SEC that dates back to 2016, a 15-game losing streak to SEC West opponents that dates back to 2010, and a six-game losing streak to ranked opponents that dates back to their 2016 Music City Bowl.
If you can’t make it down to Auburn to watch the Vols take on the Tigers, we have all the information you need to watch and listen to Tennessee’s match-up with No. 21 Auburn on Saturday.
Kickoff: Noon Eastern, October 12th, Jordan-Hare Stadium (Auburn, AL)
TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal, D.J. Shockley, Dawn Davenport)
Streaming Online: WatchESPN.com or ESPN app
Radio: Vol Network, Sirius 81, XM 81
Line: Auburn (-15)