ATLANTA — Tennessee hadn’t been a part of ESPN’s College GameDay experience for four years entering this season, but the Vols are making up for lost time.
For the third time in the first six games, Tennessee will be one of the two featured teams on College GameDay, as ESPN announced it’s headed to College Station, Texas, next Saturday.
The Vols (5-0, 2-0 SEC) and Aggies (5-0, 3-0) will most surely both be ranked in the Top 10 when they meet at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Kyle Field.
This will mark the 22nd time that Tennessee has played at a College GameDay site. It’s Texas A&M’s eighth College GameDay appearance and sixth time hosting.
The last time the Aggies were a part of GameDay was when they hosted the popular ESPN show on Sept. 14, 2013, when Alabama dealt Texas A&M a 49-42 defeat.
It’s the first time the Vols and Aggies have met with both in the SEC.
The last time they played was in the 2005 Cotton Bowl, when Rick Clausen led Tennessee to a 38-7 Cotton Bowl victory.
Texas A&M is coming off a 24-13 win at South Carolina.
Former Tennessee player and long-time defensive coordinator John Chavis runs the Aggies defense.
The Vols beat Georgia on Saturday, 34-31 winning on the final play after overcoming a double-digit deficit for the fourth time this season.