Kick time, TV set for Tennessee football’s 2023 SEC opener at Florida (2023)

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With CBS opting for South Carolina-Georgia, Tennessee will play at night game at Florida in September.

Tennessee’s only trip outside of its home state during the first month of the season will send the Vols to one of the SEC’s most intimidating stadiums. After playing Virginia in Nashville and hosting Austin Peay to open the 2023 season, the Vols will start SEC play with a game at division rival Florida at The Swamp in Gainesville on September 16. The kickoff time and television designation for the annual mid-September clash were revealed on Wednesday, and the Tennessee-Florida game is set for a 7 p.m. start on ESPN.

CBS on Tuesday announced it had selected South Carolina-Georgia to kick off its SEC broadcast schedule, opting for that SEC East matchup over Vols-Gators. The only other SEC games during the season’s third week is LSU-Mississippi State. The rest of the league faces non-conference opponents with Missouri (Kansas State) and Arkansas (BYU) facing Big 12 foes and Alabama facing South Florida, now coached by former Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh, the most notable matchups.

Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been a house of horrors for Tennessee – the Vols last won there in 2003 and are 5-16 all-time in Gainesville.


Wins anywhere against the Gators have been rare for the Vols with last season’s 38-33 triumph just their second in 18 meetings in the series.

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Tennessee trailed twice in the first half before seizing control of the game with touchdowns either side of halftime. The Vols drove 99 yards in the final minutes of the first half and scored to open the third quarter, in the process turning a 14-10 deficit into a 24-14 lead. In a back-and-forth affair, Florida broke serve with a turnover on a drive into Tennessee territory early in the fourth quarter, and the Vols turned it into a touchdown for a 38-21 lead with 7:55 to go.

It still came down to the final play, though, as the Vols relaxed too soon and allowed two touchdown drives either side of a missed opportunity to run out the clock. The Gators snagged an onside kick with 16 seconds left and threatened to pull off a stunning comeback. But a last-play heave by Anthony Richardson came up short of the end zone and was intercepted by Kamal Hadden to cue more than 100,000 exhales from the orange-and-white checkerboarded home crowd.

Tennessee’s other recent win in the rivalry was also at home in 2016, and the Vols have created ways to lose in Gainesville. There have been ugly blowouts – 59-20 in 2007 and 34-3 in 2019 – and bad days due to unfortunate injuries (Justin Hunter in 2011) and ill-advised quarterback decisions (Nathan Peterman in 2013). The 2015 loss saw the Vols blow a 27-14 fourth-quarter lead, give up the winning 63-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-13 and miss a long field goal as time expired and Florida won the 2017 game on a 63-yard bomb on the final play.

Since Tennessee-Florida became an annual game in 1990, the only two wins for the Vols in Gainesville were in 2001 and 2003.

Florida leads the all-time series 31-21, but could be underdogs against Tennessee this season. While the Vols surged to an 11-win campaign, the Gators fizzled out down the stretch with losses to Vanderbilt, Florida State and Oregon State to finish 6-7 in their first season under Billy Napier. Since Florida’s 38-14 win at The Swamp in this game in 2021, the programs have gone in different directions – the Gators are 9-13 and the Vols are 16-6.

The Gators open the season on the road at two-time defending Pac-12 champion Utah – the Utes lost a thriller in Gainesville last season – before hosting McNeese ahead of Tennessee’s visit.

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Going into the season, ESPN’s Football Power Index stills views Tennessee-Florida as a toss-up, giving the Gators a 51.7% chance of winning.

Four-star Class of 2024 athlete Boo Carter, one of Tennessee's top in-state targets, has revealed his plans for announcing his college choice

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One of Tennessee's top in-state targets is planning to announce his college decision soon. Four-star Class of 2024 athlete Boo Carter of Brainerd High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., posted Friday night on his Twitter account that he's scheduled to reveal his commitment June 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern time at the 40/40 Club in New York City.

The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Carter tweeted a graphic featuring the scheduled time for his announcement and the logos of his five finalists: Ohio State, Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado and Michigan. He announced a top five on Dec. 27 that consisted of the same five programs.

He has visited the home-state Vols a number of times, and he's coming off another trip to Knoxville last weekend for their "865 Live" event. Michigan is scheduled to host him on his first official visit next weekend.

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Tennessee has received both predictions on the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Carter, who has piled up scholarship offers from more than 45 schools. The Vols gave him his first offer in May 2021.

He's a four-star prospect in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, where he's ranked the No. 240 overall player and No. 20 athlete in the 2024 class and the No. 3 rising senior from the state of Tennessee. According to 247Sports, he's a three-star prospect who's ranked the No. 37 athlete in the 2024 class and the No. 8 rising senior from Tennessee.

Carter has continued visiting Tennessee on a regular basis in recent months. After attending the Vols' games against Florida and Alabama last season, he traveled to Knoxville on Jan. 14 for their first junior day of the year. He made the trip again April 1 to watch Tennessee's first spring scrimmage before returning there last weekend.


After last week's visit, he indicated that he expected the Vols to host him on an official visit. He has continued to receive plenty of attention from Tennessee coach Josh Heupel’s staff, led by defensive backs coach Willie Martinez and defensive coordinator Tim Banks.

“I talk to different coaches every day,” Carter said. “I talk to Coach ET (defensive analyst Earnest Thomas III), Coach Martinez, Coach Banks and then (wide receivers) coach (Kelsey) Pope.

“They just tell me the same thing, basically: ‘If you want to be great, come to Tennessee — your home state. Bring some big dogs with you. I know you’ve got some that’s coming with you already. Bring some more, and let’s build onto this legacy that’s coming and keep going.’”

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While some teams have envisioned Carter playing running back or slot receiver, the Vols have been recruiting him as a projected defensive back. After he participated in Thursday's National College Showcase Camp at Wayne State University in Detroit, 247Sports' Allen Trieu named Carter the "alpha dog" as the top performer at the camp.

"Listed as an athlete, Carter lived up to that positional designation by repping on both sides of the ball," Trieu wrote of Carter. "On offense, he used his suddenness to stutter and then blow past a defender on one rep. Then he came over to defense and used his strength and physicality to bully receivers on his following rep. Carter was simply excellent and showed why he is approaching 50 offers."


Kick time, TV set for Tennessee football’s 2023 SEC opener at Florida? ›

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opener on the road at Florida on Sept. 16 is slated for a 7 p.m. ET start on ESPN. The Vols' home opener on Sept. 9 versus Austin Peay will be televised on SEC Network+. A game time will be announced at a later date. Season tickets for the 2023 football campaign are sold out with 70,500 purchased.

How can I watch the Tennessee Vols game? ›

You can catch the Tennessee-based team on CBS, ESPN, ESPNU, FOX Sports 1, and SEC Network. While a few streaming services have access to each and every channel, there's only one that comes with an unlimited amount of DVR storage.

What channel is Tennessee Florida? ›

The SEC rivalry between Florida and Tennessee will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

What channel is the TN game on? ›

2022 Tennessee football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, results
vs. KentuckyW, 44-6ESPN
at GeorgiaL, 27-13CBS
vs. MissouriW, 66-24CBS
at South CarolinaL, 63-38ESPN
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How can I watch the Tennessee Florida football game? ›

You can watch the Florida vs. Tennessee football game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial) or with DirecTV Stream (free trial), or follow along with our live updates and see other live streaming and TV options for this game provided below.

How can I watch the Vols game for free? ›

How to watch live stream online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial) or with DirecTV Stream (free trial). You can also get this game on Sling TV (promotional offers) if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer those platforms and their pricing plans.

What channel is the Tennessee spring game 2023? ›

The 2023 Orange & White Game is scheduled to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. ET. It will not be televised, but will air digitally on SEC Network+ and ESPN+ with Justin Kutcher and Jordan Rodgers on the call. It'll broadcast over the radio on the Vol Network with its pregame show at 2:15 p.m. that will lead into the broadcast.

What channel is Tennessee football on Xfinity? ›

What Channel Is The Tennessee Vols Game On?
Outlet (City)Channel Numbers
Comcast (Knoxville)761 & 762 SD
Comcast (Memphis)867 & 868
Comcast (Nashville)723 & 724
DirecTV (National)611-1
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What time does Tennessee and Florida play tonight? ›

Tennessee and Florida will face off in an SEC battle at 7 p.m. ET at Stephen C.

What time does Tennessee and Florida play tomorrow? ›

Sat, Sep 16@ Florida7:00 PM ET
Sat, Sep 23vs UTSATBD
Sat, Sep 30vs South CarolinaTBD
Sat, Oct 14vs Texas A&MTBD
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What channel is Fox on Tennessee? ›

Stations for Nashville, Tennessee
Display ChannelDigital ChannelNetwork
11-26.2Action Channel
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What channel is Tennessee Vols on DirecTV? ›

Tennessee Vols basketball on TV, live stream. On DirecTV, SECN is channel 611.

Will the Tennessee game be on ESPN Plus? ›

How To Watch Saturday's Tennessee-Akron Game on SEC Network+/ESPN+ As part of the Southeastern Conference's agreement with ESPN, select SEC football games are available on ESPN+ and SEC Network+ this fall, including No. 15 Tennessee's non-conference matchup against Akron at 7 p.m. ET Saturday in Neyland Stadium.

Who is favored in the Tennessee game? ›

The Tigers are favored by 5 points in the Tennessee vs. Clemson odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 61.

Can you watch Tennessee football on Paramount? ›

Stream the NFL on CBS with Paramount Plus!

Is Tennessee vs Florida on Paramount Plus? ›

11 Tennessee and No. 20 Florida do battle on Saturday, Sept. 24 in a crucial SEC East rivalry. The game will be live streamed on Paramount+ (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial).

What free streaming service has SEC Network? ›

Watch SEC Network Network Online | Hulu (Free Trial)

Can I watch Tennessee football on Hulu live? ›

All of the live and upcoming college football games available on Hulu. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all with ads, for $12.99/mo.

Where will SEC games be televised in 2023? ›

CBS Sports has announced its 2023 SEC ON CBS college football broadcast schedule and windows, which presents a total of 15 games including the SEC Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2 (4:00 PM, ET). Coverage will be available to viewers across the country on the CBS Television Network and will stream live on Paramount+.

Who will broadcast SEC football in 2023? ›

Big Ten games will replace the SEC on CBS's traditional 3:30 p.m. ET window beginning in the 2024 season; CBS will carry seven Big Ten games in 2023 around its final season of SEC coverage, which will mostly be part of doubleheaders and tripleheaders with SEC and/or Mountain West games.

What network will SEC football be on in 2023? ›

CBS will show SEC football double-headers on Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 and wraps up the season with the annual SEC Championship Game from Atlanta on Dec. 2.

What channel is SEC on Xfinity? ›

Comcast Xfinity: Channel 792 and 1738 in high-definition (varies from market to market). Cox Cable: Channel 77 and 1077 in high-definition. Charter Communications: Expanded Basic and Charter Select channels 30 and 318 in standard definition, and channel 811 in high-definition.

How to watch SEC football on Xfinity? ›

You can access ESPN's streaming content several ways:
  1. Sports On Demand on X1 - Press the Xfinity button on your remote, navigate to On Demand and then select Sports.
  2. Sports Guide on X1 - The content can be found in the Browse rows once there. ...
  3. Sports Team pages.
  4. ESPN network pages, like ESPN, ESPN3 and SEC+.

What channel is the SEC Network on? ›

What channel is SEC Network?
ProviderChannel (SD/HD)
DirecTVChannel 611
Dish NetworkChannel 404 (hopper) /Channel 408 (all other receivers)
SpectrumVaries by location
XfinityVaries by location
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Who is favored in TN vs Florida? ›

Tennessee has dominated this rivalry of late, winning eight of the last 10 head-to-head matchups and covering the spread in seven of those 10 meetings. The Volunteers are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Florida vs.

What day does Tennessee and Florida play? ›

Florida 33-38 Tennessee (Sep 24, 2022) Final Score - ESPN.

What time does Tennessee play Sweet 16? ›

The contest will begin at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday. In the second round, Tennessee beat Duke 65-52 on Saturday, March 18. Olivier Nkamhoua scored a team-high 27 points (and chipped in zero assists and five rebounds).

Why is Florida playing on Sunday? ›

Eastern Washington Eagles to Sunday due to Hurricane Ian.

What time does Tennessee play Florida Atlantic? ›

The #20 Tennessee Volunteers and the #25 Florida Atlantic Owls are set to clash at 9 p.m. ET March 23 at Madison Square Garden in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

How early to get to Tennessee football game? ›

We like to arrive at least 3 hours before the kick-off, so if it is a noon game we try to arrive by 9am. The later the kickoff, the earlier people arrive for tailgating. For a 3:30pm game, aim to arrive before 11am. For a 7pm game, we try to arrive around 1-2pm.

Where can I watch Fox on TV? ›

Locate FOX NOW on your Smart TV's APP screen, press “ENTER” and then select the “DOWNLOAD” option. You'll find FOX NOW on Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, VIZIO Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Android TV, and Xbox platforms. How do I activate FOX NOW?

How can I watch Fox TV channel? ›

Read on for more information about how to enjoy FOX on some of the most well-regarded streaming services out there.
  1. Watch FOX Live on DIRECTV STREAM.
  2. Get sports and live FOX streaming with Fubo.
  3. Get FOX and more on Hulu + Live TV.
  4. Stream FOX for cheap with Sling TV.

What channel is Fox Knoxville? ›

WTNZ (channel 43) is a television station in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, affiliated with the Fox network.

What channel is Fox Sports Tennessee on DirecTV? ›

FOX Sports 1 HD is on channel 219.

What channel is the SEC Network on DirecTV? ›

SEC Network Alternate HD is on channel 611.

Is the Tennessee game on Amazon Prime? ›

Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season kicks off tonight when the Tennessee Titans battle the Green Bay Packers. But don't look for this football game on network or cable TV. "TNF" now streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Here's what you need to know if you want to watch the Tennessee Titans - Green Bay Packers game.

How do I watch games on SEC Network Plus? ›

SEC Network+ is complementary to SEC Network offering exclusive digital events. It is accessible with your TV provider credentials and is available via the ESPN APP on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices, or

Are all games on ESPN on ESPN+? ›

ESPN Plus is separate from the ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews cable networks, so a subscription will not grant you access to live broadcasts of those channels.

Who is Tennessee main rival? ›

Tennessee Volunteers football
RivalriesAlabama (rivalry) Auburn (rivalry) Florida (rivalry) Georgia (rivalry) Georgia Tech (rivalry) Kentucky (rivalry) Vanderbilt (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans40
Current uniform
ColorsOrange and white
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When was the last time Tennessee was favored over Florida? ›

However, history tells a different story. Rocky Top hasn't just beaten Florida once in the past 17 years. Gambling databases show the Vols have only been favored five times since Peyton Manning's last year at UT in 1997: 2002, 2004, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

How much is Tennessee favored over Florida? ›

Caesars Sportsbook lists Tennessee as a 10.5-point favorite. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 62.5 in the latest Florida vs. Tennessee odds.

Is Paramount Plus free? ›

It works with Android and iOS, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, Fire TV and more. Paramount Plus offers two tiers of service plans. The base tier, Paramount Plus Essential costs $4.99/mo. or $49.99 a year.

Can I watch CBS football without Paramount Plus? ›

CBS Sports is available on a variety of streaming services, including: Hulu + Live TV. DIRECTV. fuboTV.

What channel is Tennessee and Florida on? ›

Gators at Volunteers will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

What channel is the Tennessee versus Florida Atlantic game on? ›

9 seed Florida Atlantic Owls face the No. 4 seed Tennessee Volunteers in an NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet 16 game on Thursday. The game is scheduled to begin at approximately 6 p.m. MST and air on TBS. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

What channel is Tennessee vs Florida Atlantic? ›

9 Florida Atlantic Owls square off in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round on Thursday, March 23. The game will tip off at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on TBS. Viewers looking to stream the madness can do so by using Sling and DirecTVStream.

What app can I watch the Tennessee game on today? ›

All games will be streamed on, and Friday and Saturday's games will be televised on MLB Network.

What app can i watch Tennessee football? ›

The 2023 Orange & White game will start at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon in Neyland Stadium. For those that are subscribed to the network, SEC Network+/ESPN+ will have the television broadcast on the ESPN app or

Is the football game on Amazon Prime free? ›

To live stream games, you'll need to have a Prime membership, which costs $14.99 a month or $139 a year and comes with a 30-day free trial.

Can I watch the game if I have Amazon Prime? ›

Scroll down to the Sports section of your Amazon Prime Video app. You'll see the available games for the whole week, with the most imminent games to the left in the lineup.

Can I watch the Tennessee game on Roku? ›

You can watch Tennessee on Roku with one of these streaming services: Sling. You can use your credentials to log into the app once you download it.

Is the Tennessee game on Paramount plus? ›

Tennessee will be broadcast nationwide on CBS, and can be streamed live on fuboTV (free trial), Paramount Plus (free trial) and other live TV services.

Can I watch the Tennessee game on FUBO? ›

Absolutely! Not only does fuboTV have the NFL, NBA and MLB, but you can also watch NHL, NASCAR, MLS, golf, tennis, boxing, MMA, college sports and more.

Does TN have an app? ›

Welcome to TN Apps

Welcome to Apps.TN.Gov, your link to the State of Tennessee's web portal applications. A web portal is a secure, specially designed website that brings information from a variety of State Department applications and is often interactive.

Can I watch football on Hulu for free? ›

How much does it cost to watch NFL games on Hulu? Stream NFL games live with Hulu + Live TV* for just $69.99/mo with ads or $79.00/mo without ads. With a Hulu + Live TV subscription, you'll also get access to Disney+ and ESPN+ so you can stream movies, shows, and live sports to your heart's content.

What is the cheapest way to stream college football? ›

Best ways to watch college football games

Best for streaming: fuboTV ($74.99–$94.99/mo.) Best value: Sling TV ($40.00–$55.00/mo.) Cheapest: ESPN+ ($9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.)

Does Hulu have SEC Network? ›

Watch SEC Network Network Online | Hulu (Free Trial) New subscribers only. Cancel anytime. Additional terms apply.


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