Tennessee to open 2014 Season vs. Utah State

Neyland Stadium
Utah State will open the 2014 season at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

The Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2014 season against the Utah State Aggies, USU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Friday.

Tennessee and Utah State were previously scheduled to meet at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Nov. 8, 2014. The game was moved to Aug. 30, 2014 at Utah State’s request and will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to move the Tennessee game to the first week of the 2014 season,” said Barnes. “It simply works better in every aspect of our schedule. I appreciate working with Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart to get this done.”

Tennessee was previously scheduled to open the 2014 season at home vs. Chattanooga. Per The Chattanoogan, that contest has moved to Oct. 11, 2014.

The Volunteers, who are also slated to visit Oklahoma on Sept. 13, need one additional game to complete their 2014 non-conference football schedule.

Utah State, which begins competing in the Mountain West Conference this season, is scheduled to visit BYU on Oct. 3. The Aggies need two more non-leagues games to fill out their schedule.

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10 Comments to Tennessee to open 2014 Season vs. Utah State

  1. Herandos

    Should be an easy away win for Utah State!

  2. Nick

    Last U checked Tennessee couldnt compete with the SEC

  3. Matthew Payne

    Maybe you should ask south carolina and georgia if tennessee can compete in the sec

  4. Wesshanks

    Last time I checked we beat South Carolina last year

  5. DaLtoN

    What time will this game kickoff????

  6. Diane Hamby

    yeah the aiggies will walk on drink ice tea while UT is trying to figure out why they didnt win to much book learning not enough back bone

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