Kickoff time announced for Vols trip to Vanderbilt

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    (Photo courtesy of Tennessee Athletics Communication)

    Tennessee’s game against Vanderbilt next Saturday on West End will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network Alternate channel, the SEC announced Monday afternoon.

    Vanderbilt (0-6) nearly picked up its first win of the season this past weekend, narrowly losing to Kentucky 38-35 in Lexington. The Commodores will becoming off of a trip to Florida when the Vols head to Nashville.

    Kentucky led 38-21 after an early fourth quarter touchdown, but Vanderbilt scored 14 unanswered points to make it a close game and lose by a field goal. Quarterback Ken Seals was 21-of-32 for 225 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Keyon Henry-Brooks rushed for 121 yards on 29 carries.

    Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 28-10 last season in Knoxville to snap a three-game losing streak to the Commodores. Vols running back Eric Gray rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.

    The Vols were supposed to take on No. 7 Texas A&M this past weekend, but issues with COVID-19 within the Aggies football program postponed the game to Dec. 12.

    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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    UT returns to action this Saturday with a trip to Auburn to take on the 23rd-ranked players. Auburn hasn’t played in two weeks because of a bye week and issues with COVID that postponed this past Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.