No. 24 Tennessee @ No. 17 Pittsburgh: How to Watch, Odds, Key Statistics

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    Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker warming up against Kentucky. Photo by Tennessee Athletics.

    The Tennessee Volunteers are gearing up for their first Top 25 matchup under Josh Heupel in this Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. The 24th-ranked Vols will travel north to take on the 17th-ranked Panthers in the second straight year of The Johnny Majors Classic.

    The importance of this game is fairly high for just a week two matchup. Pittsburgh is one of Tennessee’s toss-up games this year and could play a major impact in the early direction of Tennessee’s season. After losing by a score of 41-34 in Knoxville last season, Tennessee is certainly looking for revenge on the Panthers this weekend.

    How to Watch – No. 24 Tennessee (1-0) @ No. 17 Pittsburgh (1-0):

    • Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
    • Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
    • TV: ABC
    • Online Streaming:
      • or the ABC App (iOS and Android)
      • or the WatchESPN App
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    Betting Odds

    Odds up to date as of 9/8 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

    • Fanduel Sportsbook
      • Spread: Tennessee -5.5 (-112)/Pittsburgh +5.5 (-108)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee -255/Pittsburgh +205
      • Total: Over 66.5 (-112)/Under 66.5 (-108)
    • DraftKings
      • Spread: Tennessee -6 (-110)/Pittsburgh +6 (-110)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee -240/Pittsburgh +175
      • Total: Over 67 (-115)/Under 67 (-105)

    ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee a 54.1 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.

    Previous Matchups

    The Pittsburgh Panthers are undefeated against the Tennessee Volunteers in their three all-time meetings. The Vols and Josh Heupel will look to end that streak this Saturday on the road.

    • 1980 – Pittsburgh def. Tennessee (Knoxville)
      • Pitt 30, Tennessee 6
    • 1983 – Pittsburgh def. Tennessee (Knoxville)
      • Pitt 13, Tennessee 3
    • 2021- Pittsburgh def. Tennessee (Knoxville)
      • Pitt 41, Tennessee 34

    Stat Leaders (2022 Season)


    • Passing: Hendon Hooker – 18/25, 221 yards, 2 TDs
    • Rushing: Jaylen Wright – 13 carries, 88 yards, 1 TD
    • Receiving: Cedric Tillman – 6 receptions, 68 yards


    • Passing: Kedon Slovis – 16-24, 308 yards, 1 TD
    • Rushing: Rodney Hammond Jr. – 16 carries, 74 yards, 2 TDs
    • Receiving: Jared Wayne – 3 receptions, 89 yards

    2022 Records


    • Week 1: Ball State 10 @ Tennessee 59


    • Week 1: West Virginia 31 @ No. 17 Pittsburgh 38

    Tennessee Week One Recap Video

    Head Coach Josh Heupel – Thursday Press Conference

    Tennessee Week Two Depth Chart

    Tennessee Pittsburgh

    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.