After Tennessee’s game with Alabama, we’ll get five more games to really start to get a feel for how this team is coming along. That starts with South Carolina in Knoxville on October 26th.
Tennessee and South Carolina will kickoff at 4 p.m. ET and will be carried by the SEC Network, the league announced today.
The Tennessee-South Carolina series has turned into a super competitive series as of late, even with the Volunteers down as a program. The game came down to the final play in 2017 in Jarrett Guarantano’s first career start, with Tennessee falling just short at the end. Last year, Tennessee took a 21-9 lead into the third quarter before letting it slip away late.
That loss ultimately was the difference in a bowl bid for the Vols.
South Carolina is fresh off of a massive upset of the Georgia Bulldogs, who were ranked No. 3 in the nation headed into last weekend. The Gamecocks took the Bulldogs into overtime, finally coming out on top of a wild game in Athens.
Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks get Florida at home this week, before taking on Tennessee in Knoxville next week.
As you probably know, Will Muschamp has somehow never lost to Tennessee as a head coach, despite playing in a number of close games. With progress finally being shown on both sides of the ball, maybe Jeremy Pruitt can change that at the end of this month.