Tennessee football’s regular season finale against Vanderbilt kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Neyland Stadium. The SEC Network is broadcasting the game.
The Vols have played two afternoon home games, an evening home game, a night home game and a noon home game. Away from Neyland Stadium, Tennessee played a neutral site game at noon, two road games at night and two afternoon road games. Tennessee’s week 13 matchup against Georgia is an afternoon kickoff as well.
The SEC Network afternoon slot has been the common kickoff time and broadcast for the instate rivalry showdown. Games in 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2021 have all been in the afternoon while kickoffs at Vanderbilt in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022 have all been night games.
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Tennessee is 7-3 (3-3 SEC) aheads of this week’s showdown against No. 2 Georgia at Neyland Stadium. The Vols are coming off a humiliating blowout loss against Missouri and life only gets harder as they face the nation’s best program.
The Vols’ last home loss came came two years ago when Georgia knocked off Josh Heupel’s first Tennessee team at Neyland Stadium in November.
Vanderbilt is in the midst of a disappointing third season of Clark Lea’s tenure. The Commodores are 2-9 (0-7 SEC) and have their open date this weekend before the Tennessee game.
Other top SEC games in the final week of the regular season include Clemson-South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, Florida-Florida State at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and Alabama-Auburn at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS