Tennessee strolled into its second open date of the season at 5-5 — an impressive accomplishment after the 0-2 start to the year. Jeremy Pruitt’s team has turned a corner and then some, picking up wins in four of their last five games.
Just two games remain in the regular season. Tennessee needs just one of those to clinch a bowl bid, but they would obviously love to finish strong with a 7-5 mark.
Next up for the Volunteers is a date with the Missouri Tigers, who have really sputtered down the stretch. A 5-1 start (which featured quite a few empty wins) has been overshadowed by three straight losses. Vanderbilt upset the Tigers in Nashville, then Kentucky dominated them just a week later. Georgia shut them out last weekend 27-0.
Next week, directly after hosting the Florida Gators, they’ll host Tennessee.
That game will be a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff and will be shown live on the SEC Network on November 23rd. Tennessee’s last game of the season against the Vanderbilt Commodores will also be shown on the SEC Network, kicking off at 4 p.m. ET.
It’s a gigantic two weeks for the program, but first, another bye week to prepare.