The University of Tennessee football team at Martin will make the cross-state trip to take on the No. 3-ranked Football Bowl subdivision program with a game against Southeast Conference leader Tennessee on Saturday, 22 october. Kick-off from Neyland Stadium is scheduled for 11 am CST and will be nationally televised on SEC Network.

The Skyhawks (4-2) enter the contest ranked 14e nationally in the latest AFCA FCS Top 25 Coaches Poll while riding a three-game winning streak. Defending Ohio Valley Conference champions posted a +17.6 ppg margin against opponents FCS and rank in the top 25 in 18-team stats, including sacks allowed (two , first), punt (40.85, fourth), interceptions thrown. (two, fifth), total offense (485.2, sixth), defensive touchdowns (two, sixth), turnover margin (+1.17, sixth), interceptions (9, seventh) and passing offense (296.8 , ninth).

In UT Martin’s most recent contest before their bye week, the team earned a 45-16 road win over rival Murray State. The Skyhawks racked up 691 total rushing yards in the contest while tallying five interceptions on the way to scoring 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Strategist Chest of drawers Winn threw for 463 yards in the win while the receiving duo of DeVonte Tanksley (220 meters) and Colton Dowell (172 yards) set a new program record with 392 combined receiving yards.

Saturday’s competition marks the 31stst matchup for UT Martin against an FBS opponent with the team’s only victory coming in 2012 against Memphis by a final score of 20-17. The Skyhawks have faced eight SECs including Arkansas (2015), Auburn (2008), Florida (2019), Kentucky (2014 & 2019), Mississippi State (2011 & 2014) , Missouri (2018), Ole Miss (2015 and 2017) and Tennessee (2010).

Tennessee’s No. 3 (6-0) enters the game with his best AP ranking since 2005 after a thrilling 52-49 victory over the then No. 1. 3 ranked Alabama last weekend at home. The Vols are the first team in college football history to start a season 6-0, beat four AP Top 25 opponents ranked at the time of the game, and score at least 30 points in the first six games. of the same season. The Vols currently rank among the top five statistical leaders in the nation in total offense (551.0 ypg, first), red zone offense (100%, first), scoring offense (47.7 ppg, second) and passing violation (347.8 ypg, fifth).

The Vols are led by some of the best point guards in the country, quarterback Hendon Hooker and wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Hooker completed 70% of his passing attempts for 1,817 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 287 yards and three rushing scores. Meanwhile, Hyatt had 33 receptions for 595 yards and 10 FBS-leading touchdown receptions. Defensively, Trevon Flowers leads the team with 37 tackles and two interceptions while Byron Young had a team-high 4.5 tackles for loss and 11 defensive line rushes.

The two programs have met once before on September 4, 2010. Tennessee emerged victorious by a final score of 50-0.

The match will air on SEC Network nationally with Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst) and Alyssa Lang (sideline) calling the action. Local fans can tune into WCMT 1410 AM / 100.5 FM to hear John Hatler (play-by-play), Julius McNair (analyst) and John Abel (sideline) call the action. These links – in addition to live stats – are at the top of the page.

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