Bowling Green @ Tennessee: How to Watch, Odds, Starting Lineup

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    Tennessee How to Watch

    It’s football time in Tennessee.

    After a long and busy offseason in Knoxville, the 2021 Volunteers, led by debuting head coach Josh Heupel will take the field on Thursday night. The Vols will welcome in head coach Scot Loeffler and the Bowling Green Falcons.

    On Monday, Heupel announced that Tennessee would be starting Joe Milton III at quarterback in Thursday’s game.

    Prior to the game in Neyland Stadium, the Tennessee baseball team will host a home-run derby in Lindsey Nelson Stadium. In addition, all donations and proceeds from the free event will go to help flood and disaster relief in middle Tennessee. The home-run derby event will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET.

    How to Watch – Bowling Green at Tennessee:

    • Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
    • TV: SEC Network
    • Online Streaming: or the WatchESPN App
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    Odds and Statistics

    • Fanduel Sportsbook
      • Spread: Tennessee -35.5 (-104)/Bowling Green +35.5 (-118)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee -20,000/Bowling Green +2800
      • Total: O/U 60.5 (-110)
    • DraftKings
      • Spread: Tennessee -35 (-110)/Bowling Green +35 (-110)
      • First Half Spread: Tennessee -22 (-110)/Bowling Green +22 (-110)
      • Total: Over 61 (-115), Under 61 (-105)
    • ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee is 96.9 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.

    Previous Matchups

    Thursday’s matchup between Tennessee and Bowling Green will be the second meeting in program history. Previously, the two teams squared off on Sept. 5, 2015, for the first time ever. The game was held in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN, and was the season-opener that year.

    • Bowling Green – 30 @ No. 25 Tennessee – 59

    Tennessee Depth Chart


    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.