Akron @ No. 15 Tennessee: How to Watch, Betting Odds, Key Statistics

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    Tennessee Akron

    (KNOXVILLE, TN) Neyland Stadium’s V-O-L-S letters. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    The Tennessee Volunteers will host the Akron Zips this Saturday night in the first home-weekend game of the season.

    Tennessee/Akron Preview: Tennessee Football Preview: Akron Comes to Knoxville (+ an Important Hamburger Story)

    How to Watch – Akron (1-1) @ No. 15 Tennessee (2-0):

    • Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
    • Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Streaming: Akron @ Tennessee will exclusively be on the digital networks of SEC Network+ and ESPN+.
      • SEC Network+ (via UT Sports)
        • SEC Network+ is not a television channel. It is complementary to SEC Network and provides content and programming exclusively online. It delivers thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming NOT available on ESPN’s television networks. Viewers can access content on SEC Network+ through the ESPN app or at espn.com/watch, but the viewer must already subscribe to a cable or satellite package that includes SEC Network in order to gain access to SEC Network+ content.
      • ESPN+ (via UT Sports)
        • ESPN+ is a streaming sports platform that requires a paid subscription ($9.99 monthly). It is completely separate from any cable or satellite package. With the exception of select SEC football games in the fall (including Tennessee vs. Akron on Saturday), ESPN+ does not carry any live events being broadcast through SEC Network or SEC Network+.
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    For more on streaming options for Akron @ Tennessee, click here.

    Betting Odds

    SportsbookPoint SpreadTotal
    BetMGMTennessee -47.5 (-110)
    Akron +47.5 (-110)
    Over 67.5 (-110)
    Under 67.5 (-110)
    DraftKingsTennessee -47 (-115)
    Akron +47 (-105)
    Over 67 (-110)
    Under 67 (-110)
    FanDuelTennessee -47.5 (-110)
    Akron +47.5 (-110)
    Over 66.5 (-110)
    Under 66.5 (-110)
    CaesarsTennessee -47.5 (-110)
    Akron +47.5 (-110)
    Over 67 (-110)
    Under 67 (-110)

    ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee a 99.2 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.

    Previous Matchups

    Tennessee and Akron have only met two times on the gridiron with the last meeting back in 2012.

    • 1989 – Tennessee 52, Akron 9
    • 2012 – Tennessee 47, Akron 26
      • Tyler Bray: 27/43, 401 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
      • Raijon Neal: 22 carries, 151 yards, 1 receiving touchdown
      • Justin Hunter: 8 receptions, 115 yards, 1 TD
      • Zach Rogers: 3 receptions, 72 yards

    Stat Leaders (2022 Season)

    Tennessee:

    • Passing: Hendon Hooker – 45/67, 546 yards, 4 TDs
    • Rushing: Jaylen Wright – 22 carries, 135 yards, 1 TD
    • Receiving: Cedric Tillman – 15 receptions, 230 yards, 1 TD

    Akron:

    • Passing: Jeff Undercuffler Jr. – 11/22, 80 yards
      • Starting QB DJ Irons went down with a leg injury in week two
    • Rushing: Cam Wiley – 31 carries, 114 yards, 2 TDs
    • Receiving: Shocky Jacques-Louis – 11 receptions, 153 yards, 1 TD
      • Jacques-Louis was originally a Tennessee commit in 2017

    2022 Records

    Tennessee:

    • Week 1: Ball State 10 @ Tennessee 59
    • Week 2: No. 24 Tennessee 34 @ No. 17 Pittsburgh 27 (OT)

    Akron:

    • Week 1: St. Francis PA 23 @ Akron 30 (OT)
    • Week 2: Akron 0 @ No. 14 Michigan State 52

    Tennessee Week Two Recap Video

    Head Coach Josh Heupel – Thursday Press Conference

    Tennessee Week Three Depth Chart

    Tennessee Akron

    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.