Kickoff time announced for Vols trip to Auburn

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    (Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics)

    Tennessee’s game against Auburn next Saturday on The Plains will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, the SEC announced Monday afternoon.

    No. 25 Auburn (4-2) had a bye week this past weekend, but will be coming off of a trip to Starkville. The Vols (2-4) will be coming off of a home game with No. 5 Texas A&M.

    The Tigers destroyed LSU 48-11 in their last game out. Bo Nix, who has had an up-and-down season threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns on 18-of-24 passing. Nix added 81 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.

    Tennessee is coming off of a 24-13 loss to Arkansas on Saturday night in Fayetteville. The Vols blew a 13-point lead in the midst of Jarrett Guarantano having to exit the game due to a head injury. Brian Maurer or Harrison Bailey could not generate any points while Jeremy Pruitt’s defense struggled to slow down Arkansas in the second half.

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    The Vols won the most recent matchup with the Tigers. In 2018, Tennessee defeated No. 21 Auburn 30-24 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It was one of Guarantano’s best performances in a Tennessee uniform. He threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns as he guided the Vols to an upset victory.

    Tennessee returns home this Saturday to take on No. 7 Texas A&M. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Aggies are coming off of a dominating 48-3 win over South Carolina on the road.