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.
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.