KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is working on extending its longest win streak of the millennium to nine games today with a home game against Ohio University.
The Bobcats (1-1) are coached by future College Football Hall of Famer Frank Solich, a 72-year-old legend who played and coached at Nebraska before building Ohio into a consistent winner.
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The 15th-ranked Vols (2-0), meanwhile, are a four-touchdown favorite looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s pivotal clash with SEC East Division rival Florida.
Tennessee stressed the importance of getting off to a fast start in today’s noon kickoff, having been outscored 21-3 in the first quarter of its wins over Appalachian State (20-13, OT) and Virginia Tech (45-24).
The last time the Vols won this many games in a row was when they extended on the 13-0 national championship season (1998) by winning the 1999 season opener before a loss at Florida in Week 2.
Tennessee is 6-0 all-time vs. Mid-American Conference teams, and the Bobcats have never beaten a Top 25 team in their program’s football history.
What time is the Tennessee vs. Ohio game?
Time: Noon (ET) kickoff
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17
Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What TV channel is showing the game
The SEC Network will air the game, and it will be streamed on ESPN3/Watch ESPN
You can listen on Sirius Channel 113 / XM Channel 190 or via the Vol Network with some of the following options: AM 1490 (Bristol); 101.5 (Tri-Cities); AM 1590 (Johnson City); AM 1400 (Kingsport); AM 1150 (Morristown); FM 103.1 (Greenville); FM 99.1 (Knoxville); FM 106.5 (Chattanooga); FM 104.5; (Nashville); FM 92.9 (Memphis); FM 103.1 (Jackson).
Who is calling the game for the SEC Network?
Tom Hart will handle the play-by-play, and former Heisman Trophy (1989) winner Andre Ware will be the color analyst. Former Auburn offensive lineman (1996-2001) Cole Cubelic will report from the sidelines.