Tennessee football releases 2022 schedule, won’t play military

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Tennessee volunteers are expected to start the SEC game on Saturday, but before that, the 2022 schedule for the Flights has been released.

Tennessee opens their 2022 season at Neyland Stadium against Ball State on September 3.

The Vols have a chance for revenge in Pittsburgh on September 10, 2022. The Panthers outscored Tennessee 41-34 on September 11.

Tennessee returns home on September 17 to face Akron. The Flights were originally scheduled to host the military in the 2022 season. The game was scheduled to coincide with the Medal of Honor Convention to be held in Knoxville.

“If you look at the UT non-conference football schedule, you’ll notice the West Point Black Knights are coming to Neyland Stadium. It’s not a coincidence, ”said convention organizer Don Naab at the time.

According to UT, the match against Army will not be made up. Tennessee will pay West Point $ 500,000 to withdraw from the game. The Black Knights were to be paid $ 1.4 million to play the Vols. The Vols will pay Akron $ 1 million.

The Volunteers open the SEC game against Florida when the Gators travel to Neyland on September 24.

Tennessee’s Game of Week 6 is a big game against LSU on October 8 in Baton Rouge. The Vols have not beaten the Tigers in the last five clashes.

The last time Tennessee beat Alabama at Neyland was in 2006. The Vols will look to break that streak on October 15 in the annual rivalry match on the third Saturday in October.

Flights take a conference break in week 8. Tennessee hosts the University of Tennessee at Martin on October 22.

Week 9 (October 29) sees Kentucky descend Interstate 75 South to Knoxville. This will be the 118th meeting between UT and the United Kingdom.

On week 10 (November 5) the Vols will travel to Athens, Georgia to take on the Bulldogs. UT will host Missouri on November 12, just the 11th meeting between these teams. Tennessee will travel to South Carolina in week 12 (November 19).

Finally, week 13 (November 26) combines Tennessee and Vanderbilt. The Vols have a 77-33 advantage in the series.

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