For one last time this season, Tennessee’s football team will take the field inside Neyland Stadium on Saturday. And the Vols will be looking to end the season on a high note.
Tennessee (6-5, 4-3 SEC) hosts in-state foe Vanderbilt (3-8, 1-6 SEC) for the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. For the Vols, Saturday marks Senior Night, and Tennessee will look to send out their small senior class with a rousing victory ahead of a bowl game this postseason.
The Vols got their sixth win and earned bowl eligibility last week with a 24-20 victory over Missouri in Columbia. Tennessee wrapped up third place in the SEC East with the win, and they ensured themselves at least a .500 record both in the regular season and in the SEC. A victory against Vanderbilt would give Tennessee their first regular season above .500 since 2016 and their first above .500 conference record since 2015.
Vanderbilt owns three-straight victories over the Vols, but this year’s Commodores are nothing like the last few seasons.
Vandy is in the bottom third of the SEC in just about every major statistical category on both offense and defense, and they’ve been blown out in all but one of their seven previous SEC games. The only game the Commodores have been competitive in against a conference opponent was their 21-14 victory over Missouri.
Otherwise, Vanderbilt has been outscored 245-71 in their other six SEC contests.
The Vols have won four-straight games and are winners of five of their last six games. Vanderbilt is fresh off a 38-0 victory over ETSU last weekend, but that came after three-straight SEC losses by a combined score of 118-21.
Vol fans are hoping to send out Tennessee’s seniors with a decisive victory and to see their orange and white-clad Volunteers get some much-needed revenge on the Commodores. Vegas says the odds of that happening are high.
If you can’t make it to the game, here’s how you can watch or listen to the Vols’ match-up with the Vanderbilt Commodores in the regular season finale.
Kickoff: 4:00 Eastern, November 30th, Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, TN)
TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport)
Streaming Online: ESPN.com/Watch, ESPN app
Radio: Vol Network, XM 190, Sirius 134
Line: Tennessee (-22.5)