On paper, Thursday night’s game between No. 9 Tennessee and Appalachian State doesn’t look like much of a matchup. But it’s opening night and who really knows what to expect until players start making plays?
SEC Country’s Mike Griffith presented 5 key things for Tennessee earlier this week. Mike and SEC Country’s Jesse Simonton discussed, among other things, when the Vols should pull starters if the game goes as predicted.
Is that being too presumptuous? We’ll see. But our SEC Country Preseason Power Poll lines up with expectations: The Vols are third and one of three teams that received first-place votes.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Week 1 matchup:
What time is the Tennessee vs. Appalachian State game?
Time: 7:30 p.m. kickoff
Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What TV channel is showing the game?
The SEC Network will televise the first meeting between the two schools. Also, ESPN3/SEC Network will provide live streaming of the game. You can listen on Sirius/XM Channel 93.
Who is calling the game for the SEC Network?
Brent Musburger is handling play-by-play, Jesse Palmer is the analyst and Laura Rutledge is the sideline reporter.