Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee: How to Watch, Stat Leaders

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    The Tennessee Volunteers will host Tennessee Tech this Saturday. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

    For the third straight game this season, the Tennessee Volunteers (1-1) will defend their home turf in Neyland Stadium this Saturday. The Vols will welcome in Tennessee Tech (0-2), a team that they have never lost to, as they look to get back on track after a loss to Pittsburgh.

    The Vols’ week one game against Bowling Green was a promising start to the season. Tennessee finished the game with two 100-yard backs and was deemed the statistically fastest offense in college football through the first week. However, the Vols have found some trouble in the two weeks since. Week two saw a loss to Pittsburgh in the Johnny Majors Classic. And now, both of Tennessee’s top running backs are questionable heading into week three. Meanwhile, quarterback Joe Milton is still recovering from an injury that saw him taken from the Pittsburgh game.

    Regardless though, week three should be a welcome opportunity for Tennessee to get healthy and get back on track. Especially considering on the other side of Saturday’s game lies an SEC opener at Florida.

    Find out how to watch Tennessee hosting Tennessee Tech this Saturday, Sept. 18 below.

    How to Watch – Tennessee Tech at Tennessee:

    • Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
    • TV: SEC Network+
    • Online Streaming: WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN App
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    The Tennessee Athletics Department did send out a press release in regards to the watching experience on SEC Network+. The following read:

    “The game can be accessed through SEC Network+, which is complementary to SEC Network and accessible with your TV provider credentials. It can be accessed through the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or via espn.com/watch.

    The game can also be accessed via ESPN+. ESPN+ is a standalone streaming service that requires a subscription separate from your TV provider credentials. It is available to stream through the ESPN App on your connected streaming device and on ESPN.com.”

    Previous Matchups

    Tennessee and Tennessee Tech have met on the football field six times during their program’s history. The Vols have never lost to the Golden Eagles. Meanwhile, in four of their six matchups, Tennessee held Tech to zero points on the scoreboard. In addition, Tennessee has never scored less than 36 points against Tech. The Vols are averaging 49.5 points per game against Tennessee Tech.

    • 1947: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 49-0
    • 1948: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 41-0
    • 1949: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 36-6
    • 1950: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 48-14
    • 1951: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 68-0
    • 2016: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee – 55-0

    Stat Leaders

    Tennessee:

    • Passing: Hendon Hooker – 16/22, 193 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
    • Rushing: Jabari Small – 30 carries, 135 yards, 2 TD
    • Receiving: Cedric Tillman – 3 receptions, 68 yards, 1 TD

    Tennessee Tech:

    • Passing: Davis Shanley – 25/55, 219 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT
    • Rushing: David Gist – 26 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD
    • Receiving: Quinton Cross – 10 receptions, 94 yards

    Odds and Statistics

    • ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee a 99.5 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.
    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.