Vols, UT Martin to kick off at 6

Head coach Derek Dooley's Sept. 4 debut on the Tennessee sidelines takes place under the lights at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols host cross-state foe UT Martin in a 6 p.m. Eastern time start, with VideoSeat Pay-Per-View providing the television coverage. The game marks Tennessee's first against a member of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in nearly 27 years.

Tennessee becomes the last SEC member since expansion in 1992 to schedule an opponent from the FCS, formerly Division I-AA. The Vols defeated Citadel 45-6 back on Oct. 1, 1983, in Memphis.

The contest against UT Martin is the opener of a four-game September homestand. Tennessee also welcomes Oregon (7 p.m.), Florida (3:30 p.m.) and UAB on consecutive weekends to Neyland Stadium, and has later outings against Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky to complete the home schedule. Away dates are against LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Memphis (7 p.m. Central) and Vanderbilt.

Information on ordering the UT Martin game, as well as channel numbers, will be announced at a later date.

To order season tickets or individual game tickets, visit UTTix.com.


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