As part of the Southeastern Conference‘s television lineup release for Oct. 4, the upcoming Florida Gators (2-1, 1-1 SEC) at Tennessee Volunteers (2-1, 0-0 SEC) game has been set for 12 p.m. and is schedule to air on the SEC Network.
Florida and Tennessee have contested their game on CBS in 17 of the previous 18 seasons (eight of those contests kicking off at 3:30 p.m.) with the lone game not shown on the network in that span, the 2012 contest, broadcast on ESPN at 6 p.m.
The Gators are looking to extend their nine-game winning streak against the Volunteers, the longest in series history, which dates back to 2005. UF is 24-19 all-time against UT, 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and 22-6 against its SEC East rival since 1976.
Florida and Tennessee have been slated to open the SEC schedule against each other nearly every season since 1996.
The teams were each other’s second SEC opponent in 2012, and in 2001, the game was pushed back to the end of the season due to the events of Sept. 11.
This season, the Gators will be the Vols’ Vols will be each other’s third SEC opponent, the latest they’ve played in a season since 1991 (fourth SEC game).
So how does the rest of the Oct. 4 slate shake out (by time slot)?
No. 3 Alabama at No. 10 Ole Miss – 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
No. 17 LSU at No. 5 Auburn – 7 p.m. (ESPN)
No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 14 Mississippi State – noon (ESPN)
No. 13 South Carolina at Kentucky – 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at No. 12 Georgia – 4 p.m. (SEC Network)
Florida at Tennessee – noon (SEC Network)