This Saturday is Tennessee’s 95th Homecoming game in program history. The Vols haven’t lost a Homecoming game since 2013, and they’ll look to continue that winning streak against Conference USA opponent Charlotte.
The Vols (3-5, 1-4 SEC) are set to host the 49ers (4-4, 3-2 C-USA) this Saturday. The meeting will mark the first time the two teams have ever played each other in football, and it marks the second Conference USA opponent Tennessee has faced this season. The Vols previously beat UTEP 24-0 back in September of this year.
Tennessee is 18-1 all-time vs. Conference USA teams, and they’re 72-19-3 all-time on Homecoming.
The 49ers have one of the best rush defenses in college football, giving up just 89.8 yards per game on the ground and only 318.6 total yards per game. Charlotte hasn’t faced a Power Five opponent this season, however.
Both programs are in rebuild years, and Charlotte has shown considerable improvement from last season. The 49ers went 1-11 last season but are currently 4-4 on the year and attempting to get to a bowl game. The Vols went 4-8 last season and are 3-5 right now.
Wide receiver Jauan Jennings and running back Ty Chandler aren’t likely to play in today’s game for the Vols as they rest up after taking a beating against South Carolina last weekend.
If you can’t make it to Neyland Stadium today for the game, we have all the information you need to watch or listen to the Tennessee vs. Charlotte game today.
Kickoff: 4:00 Eastern, November 3rd, Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, TN)
TV: SEC Network Alternate Channel (Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Taylor Davis )
Streaming Online: WatchESPN.com or ESPN app
Radio: Vol Network, Sirius 94, XM 190
Line: Tennessee (-21.5)