KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to make a statement at Neyland Stadium this afternoon, something a win over SEC East Division rival Florida would certainly do.
The No. 14-ranked Vols (3-0) look to end an 11-game losing streak to the No. 19-ranked Gators (3-0) that dates back to 2004, when Erik Ainge quarterbacks UT to a 30-28 victory at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee is off to its first start since that 2004 season, but the Vols have struggled at times in their wins over Appalachian State (20-13, OT), Virginia Tech (45-24) and Ohio (28-19).
Florida is missing starting quarterback Luke Del Rio (leg), and will start fifth-year senior Austin Appleby, a graduate transfer from Purdue.
The Vols are down two key players and defense, with cornerback Cam Sutton suffering a fractured ankle against the Bobcats last week, and middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. still sidelined by the high ankle sprain he sustained in the win over the Hokies.
What time is the Tennessee vs. Florida game?
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 24, 2016
Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What TV channel is showing the game?
CBS will air the game, and it will be streamed on CBSSports.com
You can listen on Sirius Channel 106 / XM Channel 190 or via the Vol Network with host Bob Kesling on the following stations: 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 CBS?
Veteran Verne Lundquist will handle the play by play, while Gary Danielson will provide color analysis. Allie LaForce will be the sideline reporter, and Craig Silver will produce the broadcast.