Recent games have been close. Tennessee's last two wins in Lexington have come in overtime, and three other UT victories since 2000 have been by a touchdown or less. The Vols lead the series 38-10-6 in Knoxville and won 28-10 here two years ago. Last year's score was a 30-24 decision in overtime.
The contest marks UT's fourth appearance this season on the SEC Network. Tennessee won 32-29 in double overtime over UAB back on Sept. 25, lost 41-14 at Georgia on Oct. 9 and lost 38-24 at South Carolina on Oct. 30.
Other conference games being televised that weekend begin Friday with Auburn at Alabama on CBS (1:30 p.m. Central). Saturday's schedule has LSU facing Arkansas in Little Rock on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central), Mississippi State at Mississippi on ESPNU (6 p.m. Central), Wake Forest at Vanderbilt on CSS (6:30 p.m. Central) and Georgia Tech at Georgia on ESPN (7:45 p.m. Eastern).
Two more games are part of the ACC television package and will be selected on a six-day option. Florida is at Florida State and will start at either 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Eastern time on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. South Carolina is at Clemson and will start at either noon, 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Eastern time on ACC syndication, ESPNU, ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.