COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tennessee’s SEC Championship Game hopes are alive as the Vols enter into the second half of their season at upset-minded South Carolina tonight at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The No 18-ranked Vols (5-2, 2-2 SEC) will kick off against the Gamecocks (3-4, 1-4) at 7:15 p.m. in an SEC East Division battle that will be televised by ESPN2.
Tennessee is coming off a bye week, while South Carolina scored a 34-28 home victory over UMass last Saturday.
The Vols have won the past three meetings in the series, all decided by three points or less.
Here’s what you need to know about catching the matchup:
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
What TV channel is showing the game?
ESPN2 is televising the game. Also, you can listen to the game on SiriusXM 93/191 through the VolNetwork
Who is calling the game for ESPN2?
Mark Jones is handling play-by-play and Rod Gilmore is the game’s analyst. Quint Kessenich will be the sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. Tennessee’s injury situation is still iffy. Darrin Kirkland Jr. returns at linebacker, but defensive backs Micah Abernathy and Malik Foreman might not be back from injury. Coach Butch Jones has indicated the Vols might not be back to full strength on the offensive line, either.
2. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is 4-0 all-time against Tennessee, but all of those wins came when he was the head coach at Florida (2011-14).
3. Vols’ tailback Jalen Hurd remains on pace to become the program’s all-time leading rusher. Hurd needs 13 yards to pass Cedric Houston and move into sixth all-time and he’s 56 yards from passing No. 5 Jamal Lewis (2,677).