2007 schedule change

The University of Tennessee Athletic Department has announced that the University of Central Florida -- which previously had a football game scheduled with the Vols on Sept. 29, 2007 -- has exercised its option, per contract, to cancel that game. Therefore, Tennessee has signed a contract to play Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 3, 2007, in Knoxville.

The reshuffling of the 2007 football schedule keeps UT's home slate at seven games but eliminated a November open date.

Tennessee's 2007 open date is now Sept. 29, giving the Vols an extra week of preparation for SEC Eastern Division rival Georgia Oct. 6 in Knoxville.

The Vols' only previous meeting with Louisiana-Lafayette came during the 1992 season, when UT posted a 38-3 win in Knoxville (Louisiana--Lafayette was then known as Southwestern Louisiana). Tennessee owns a 3-1 all-time record against current members of the Sun Belt Conference, with the lone loss coming against North Texas in 1975 by a score of 21-14.

Tennessee's 2008 football schedule features non-conference games with North Carolina State, UCLA, San Jose State and Wyoming. The Vols own a 1-1 all-time record against North Carolina State but have never faced the Wolfpack in Knoxville. The game at UCLA marks the 14th meeting in the all-time series, which dates to 1965. Tennessee is a perfect 2-0 against the Wyoming Cowboys and has never played San Jose State.

The Vols' 12-game slate includes seven contests at Neyland Stadium and road games in Pasadena, Calif., Auburn, Ala., Athens, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Nashville.


Date Opponent Place

Sept. 1 California Berkeley

Sept. 8 Southern Miss Knoxville

Sept. 15 Florida* Gainesville

Sept. 22 Northern Illinois Knoxville

Oct. 6 Georgia* Knoxville

Oct. 13 Mississippi State* Starkville

Oct. 20 Alabama* Tuscaloosa

Oct. 27 South Carolina* Knoxville

Nov. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette Knoxville

Nov. 10 Arkansas* Knoxville

Nov. 17 Vanderbilt* Knoxville

Nov. 24 Kentucky* Lexington

SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Dec. 1

*-SEC game


Date Opponent Place

Aug. 30 NC State Knoxville

Sept. 6 UCLA Pasadena

Sept. 20 Florida* Knoxville

Sept. 27 Auburn* Auburn

Oct. 4 San Jose State Knoxville

Oct. 11 Georgia* Athens

Oct. 18 Mississippi State* Knoxville

Oct. 25 Alabama* Knoxville

Nov. 1 South Carolina* Columbia

Nov. 8 Wyoming Knoxville

Nov. 22 Vanderbilt* Nashville

Nov. 29 Kentucky* Knoxville

SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Dec. 6

*-SEC game

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