The SEC released its ten-game all-SEC 2020 football schedule, and from the outside looking in, it seems like Tennessee Football got a fair shake.
Since the Big Ten and PAC-12 announced that they would not be playing a fall football season, the SEC and Tennessee football have hunkered down for the fight to keep a fall football season.
The SEC has gotten one step closer to fulfilling a 2020 season as they’ve released the full ten-game all-SEC schedule for all 14 SEC teams.
Tennessee had some interesting draws for the 2020 season, including starting the year off on the road against South Carolina, a team that the Vols have struggled with in recent years. The Vols will open the season against South Carolina for the first time since 1942.
That’s not all as the Vols will once again finish the season against Florida. The last time that happened, the Vols walked away with a 34-32 win in 2001.
For the eight games in between South Carolina and Florida, Tennessee seems to have gotten a fair shake from the SEC and won’t face a gauntlet of opponents multiple weeks in a row.
After SC, the Vols will have its home opener against Missouri on October 3. The Vols will go back on the road to take on Georgia in Athens. After that, the Vols will have two straight home games as they take on Kentucky and then Alabama on the Third Saturday in October.
Tennessee’s BYE week is next, as they will be missing out on Halloween night festivities for Week 6. Arkansas is up next on the road, and then Texas A&M comes to Knoxville. The Vols will then finish the season with two games on the road at Auburn and at Vanderbilt before taking on Florida in the season finale.
Some key games to circle on the schedule are at Georgia in Week 3, Alabama in Week 5, Texas A&M in Week 8, at Auburn in Week 9, and Florida in Week 11.
Those games will help decide if Tennessee has a successful season because those are teams that are near the top of the SEC, so if the Vols want to be there with them, then they’ll have to show up for those games. They don’t have to win all of them, but they do have to show up.
We’re a little over a month away from Week 1 as it looks like Tennessee and the SEC will have a football season this fall with a full schedule now in place. It’s also nice to have something to officially look forward to in September through December.