UT, UK to kick off at 12:21

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Tennessee's Nov. 27 home finale against Kentucky is being televised by the SEC Network and kicks off at 12:21 p.m. Eastern time.

The Vols and Wildcats are meeting for the 106th time in a series that began in 1893, with Tennessee holding a 73-23-9 advantage. UT's current run of 25 consecutive wins in the series is the longest active streak in major college football. Kentucky's last triumph was by a 17-12 count over the Vols in Knoxville back in 1984.

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.


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