Tennessee football is back home for a primetime kick-off at Neyland Stadium, with the 15th-ranked Vols (2-0) hosting Akron (1-1) at 7 p.m. this on Saturday. The game is not televised, but is available as a live stream online via fuboTVESPN+ and SEC Network+.
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Fans can also watch on ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming platform that requires a paid subscription. ESPN+ is independent of cable or satellite subscriptions.
Drew Carter will provide the play-by-play broadcast on the SEC Network+/ESPN+ telecast, with Aaron Murray as analyst and Ashley Stroehlein as secondary reporter.
The Vol Network’s radio feed can be heard on local affiliates throughout the state, including WIVK-FM 107.7 and WNML-FM 99.1 in Knoxville. It can be heard on satellite radio on Sirius channel 134, XM channel 191, and channel 962 on the SiriusXM app.
Tennessee is coming off a 34-27 overtime win at Pitt on Saturday, while Akron was shut out in a 52-0 loss at Michigan State. The Zips, under former Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead, beat St. Francis (PA) in overtime to open the season on September 1.
Here’s what Tennessee sophomore coach Josh Heupel had to say about this week’s matchup:
ON OUTSTANDING OPPONENTS 38-7 IN THE SECOND QUARTER THROUGH TWO GAMES THIS YEAR, AFTER STRUGGLING IN SECOND QUARTER LAST SEASON
“We have executed over the course of those quarters. It’s something that, as a show, we talked about in our offseason, since January, just putting a point of emphasis on that. I know from you (reporters), that the second quarter was not as good as it should have been last year was a point of emphasis for you as well. But it is our children who are executing.”
ON THE YOUNGER GUYS WINNING THE CHANCE TO GO OUT ON THE FIELD
“The guys earn it every week for what they do every day. Each game is going to play out differently. You play the same opponent on the same day 10 different times, it will play out differently each time. Even though we may have plans, how you are attacking or how you rotate, some of those things change within the flow of the soccer game. The boys have had a good week of practice. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to incorporate a group of guys during the course of the beginning of the football game.
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ON WHAT THEY LOOKING TO BUILD OUT OF THE PITT GAME
“Look at the college football scores across the country last week and you can see that the goal has to be to win first and foremost. He wants to see our kids play smarter and more efficiently, with relentless energy and passion throughout the course of the soccer game.”