KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee returns to action against FCS member Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
The Vols (5-3) will be looking to shake off a three-game losing streak when they kick off against the Golden Eagles, a team that will travel some 90 miles down I-40 from Cookeville, Tenn.
Tennessee is 5-0 in the series against Tennessee Tech, though the teams have not played in football since 1951.
Marcus Satterfield, a former Tennessee graduate assistant coach in 2002-2003, is the first-year head coach of the Golden Eagles.
The Vols, meanwhile, will be playing their first game since Coach Butch Jones announced that rushing leader Jalen Hurd has left the program.
Sophomore tailback John Kelly will make his first career start for Tennessee, as Alvin Kamara remains sidelined by a knee injury.
Jones said that Kamara, who had 312 all-purpose yards in the Vols’ 45-38 double-overtime loss at Texas A&M on Oct. 8, is questionable for next Saturday’s game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
The Vols will need to work to keep their eyes off the scoreboard, as the team is acutely aware SEC East rival Florida is playing Arkansas in a 3:30 p.m. game.
Tennessee needs to win out and have the Gators lose two of its three remaining SEC games — Arkansas, South Carolina and LSU — to play in the SEC Championship Game.
What time is Tennessee-Tennessee Tech game?
Time: 4 p.m. (ET) kickoff
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What TV channel is showing the game?
The SEC Network Alternate is showing the game, and it will be streamed on Watch ESPN as well as the ESPN App.
Who is calling the game for the SEC Network?
Taylor Zarzour will handle the play by play, with Jordan Rodgers providing the analysis and Dawn Davenport reporting from the sidelines.
Where can the game be heard on radio?
The game will be broadcast on Sirius Channel 109 and XM Channel 192 along with the Vol Network affiliate stations.