Tennessee - Alabama kick off set for 7 p.m.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (SUBMITTED/WVLT) -- The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Tennessee’s Oct. 23 game against Alabama is being televised by ESPN and kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

The Vols and Crimson Tide are meeting for the 93rd time in a series that began in 1901, with Alabama holding a 47-38-7 advantage. Alabama’s edge is just 21-20-1 in Knoxville, where UT has won five of the last seven meetings. Tennessee lost 12-10 a year ago in Tuscaloosa, a game that was Alabama’s closest margin of victory during an undefeated season.

The game marks Tennessee’s first ESPN appearance since the Chick-fil-A Bowl last December in Atlanta, although the Vols were on ESPN2 for a September home game against Oregon.

Other conference games being televised that weekend are Mississippi at Arkansas on the SEC Network (11:21 a.m. Central), LSU at Auburn on CBS/WVLT (2:30 p.m. Central), UAB at Mississippi State on ESPNU (6 p.m. Central), South Carolina at Vanderbilt on Fox Sports Net (6 p.m. Central) and Georgia at Kentucky on CSS (7:30 p.m. Eastern).


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  • by Tony on Oct 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM
    12-10 last year as Bama was in the midst of an undefeated Championship season. This game is not in Tuscaloosa. Bama has already had a loss. And this game is on General Neyland's High Holy Ground. So, this will be adefining moment for Vince's little boy. After all, the highly thought of Coach Lane Kiffin (you know SouthernCal's coach)was able to coach a lackluster volunteer team to within 3 points of a win. This game being a home game for Li'l Vinny that alone should be at least enough to give Tenn. a six point advantage. Two weeks ago SC beat Bama by 2 TD's. Last week, while UT rested and watch film, Bama narrowly defeated Ole Miss at home. So, If Vinny Jr. is worth his salt or not, better than Kiffin or not, the best coach UT could get or not, we'll have the answer Sat. My guess is we already know the answer. Bama by 34.

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