The Vols look to improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2006, when they opened up 7-1. A win would also take their all-time record versus current MAC opponents to 8-0.
In Buffalo's only other meeting against a Southeastern Conference opponent, it fell at Auburn 38-7 on Sept. 23, 2006.
Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James and the rest of the line looks to return to game action completely intact. He commented on the chemistry up front and the daunting task of facing talented Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack in the video below.
Mack currently has nine tackles for loss, good enough to rank second nationally.
The action gets underway on Shields-Watkins Field with kickoff between the first-time foes at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday at 12:30 (TV: CSS).
Click play on the movie to hear from the aforementioned Vols and fellow sophomore Jacques Smith.