The Tennessee Volunteers kick off against the Kentucky Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday on the SEC Network, but that’s just the capper on what should be an awesome week of college football. The sparks come early and often as there are a handful of games each weeknight heading into the weekend. That’s when the thing catches fire, and it does so right at noon on Saturday and rages all the live long day.
Here’s when and where to find the games that matter most to Vols fans, along with some suggestions on how and why to watch them.
The list curated just for Vols fans is up first, but there’s a full schedule following that so you can curate your own if you like.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Gameday, November 9, 2019
Hoo boy, this could be an awesome day of college football. We jump right into the fire with a Top 15 matchup of unbeatens No. 5 Penn State and No. 13 Minnesota in the noon slot. Go Gophers. That time slot also features future Vols opponent Vanderbilt against former Vols opponent No. 10 Florida, so check in on that when the Lions/Gophers action breaks and DVR it for scouting after the dust has settled.
The noon fire converts into a foundry at 3:30 when No. 1 LSU takes on No. 2 Alabama on CBS at 3:30. It may not be for all the marbles, but it’s for a bunch of them. If you’re interested and/or a multi-tasker, there’s another Top 20 matchup on at 4:00 on Fox featuring No. 18 Iowa and No. 16 Wisconsin. I’m the former but not the latter, so I didn’t include this on the recommended viewing list. Both of my eyes will be intensely focused on Tuscaloosa.
But pace yourself, my Big Orange friends, as there’s still TV to watch. At 7:00 on ESPN, future Vols opponent Missouri takes on former Vols opponent No. 6 Georgia. Watch this live, but only for a half hour. Then hit the record button and switch over to Tennessee-Kentucky at 7:30 on the SEC Network and hope the Vols take care of business against the Wildcats.