No. 8 Vols, LSU Set For Noon ET ESPN Kickoff in Tiger Stadium

No. 8 Vols, LSU Set For Noon ET ESPN Kickoff in Tiger Stadium

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 8 Tennessee will face off against SEC Western Division foe LSU at noon ET/11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Tiger Stadium, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

It will be the first meeting between the two teams in Baton Rouge since 2010 and just the fourth matchup between the two in Tiger Stadium since 2000. The 2010 contest was a 2:30 p.m. local kickoff, a game the Tigers won 16-14.

Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) is riding a wave of momentum into its open week following a 38-33 victory over No. 20 Florida in a sold-out Neyland Stadium. The Vols have defeated two ranked teams and are off to their first 4-0 start since 2016.

Senior quarterback Hendon Hooker directs a unit that leads the nation in total offense, averaging 559.3 yards per game. Tennessee is fourth in the country in scoring at 48.5 points per game, and they have produced at least 30 points in seven straight contests dating back to last season. Hooker is tops in the SEC in total offense per game at 342.0. 

The Vols’ No. 8 Associated Press Top 25 ranking is their highest since the 2006 season.

Below is the SEC television schedule for games on Oct. 8:

Tennessee at LSU, noon ET, ESPN
Arkansas at Mississippi State, noon ET, SEC Network
Missouri at Florida, noon ET, ESPNU
Auburn at Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
South Carolina at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Texas A&M at Alabama, 8 p.m. ET, CBS

-UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, TN – September 24, 2022 – Head Coach Josh Heupel of the Tennessee Volunteers after the game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

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