Tennessee will host Troy in 2020

#1

Freak

VolNation's Grand Poobah
Staff member
Joined
Oct 22, 2003
Messages
84,902
Likes
45,688
#1
That 2012 game was quite the shootout.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football will host Troy for a non-conference football game at Neyland Stadium in 2020, UT announced on Thursday.

The Vols and Trojans will meet on Nov. 21, 2020.

Tennessee previously announced 2020 non-conference games against Charlotte (Sept. 5), at Oklahoma (Sept. 12) and versus Furman (Sept. 19).

Tennessee and Troy will meet for the second time ever after facing off in 2012 when the Vols and the Trojans totaled the most combined yards in a game (1,439) in SEC history. Led by quarterback Tyler Bray’s school-record 530 passing yards, Tennessee defeated Troy, 55-48, on Nov. 3, 2012 in Knoxville.

Tennessee’s complete 2020 schedule with dates and opponents for conference games is expected to be announced later this year.
 
#12

KBVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2012
Messages
42,464
Likes
41,149
#12
Jesus Murphy! Am I reading that right? Is our OOC schedule for next year Oklahoma, Troy, Furman and Charlotte? Yikes, that's awful.
In what way? Awful good because we might lose more than 1 because we’re playing some tough teams or awful because it’s a soft OOC schedule?
 
#13

KBVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2012
Messages
42,464
Likes
41,149
#13
Tennessee has no business playing the likes of Furman and Charlotte
Why not? We play 2 tough OOC opponents in OU (sure loss) and Troy.....and Charlotte beat the flying F out of us last year everywhere except the scoreboard (barely). We’re one of the worst college football programs in the country right now and desperately need wins....I’m good with the schedule.
 
#19

BigOrangeMojo

The Member to Remember
Joined
Jan 24, 2017
Messages
3,534
Likes
10,304
#19
Jesus Murphy! Am I reading that right? Is our OOC schedule for next year Oklahoma, Troy, Furman and Charlotte? Yikes, that's awful.
It's likely we will play 3 of the top 4 teams in 2020 (Bama, OU, and UGA) and potentially 4 of the Top 5 if UF is #5 in 2020. Wanna guess how many other teams can say that?
 
Last edited:
#23

GAVol

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
97,193
Likes
24,041
#23
Tennessee has no business playing the likes of Furman and Charlotte
Charlotte is a FBS team in the Sun Belt Conference so I'm not sure what there is to apologize for there. I'm not a big fan of the games against FCS teams either, but they're just a reality with everybody filling out 12 game schedules. Sometimes there's not much choice.
 
#24

unfrozencvmanvol

Fell thru a crevasse, thawed out by scientists
Joined
Jul 3, 2018
Messages
2,080
Likes
2,818
#24
I've said before, I'd like to see us play one OOC power 5 in Neyland every year. I think if the play-off expands it'll be beneficial to beef up our OOC schedule. Some of the other schools, namely Florida, Georgia, and USCjr are doing it already, all 3 are playing 2 power 5 OOC's this year and have plans in the future to play 3. We haven't played 2 since 2003. We could add some games that would fit that bill that we could likely win AND get exposure in states we need to recruit, I am thinking home and homes with Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, etc.
 
#25

Tennesseefan2019

Coach Jeremy Pruitt Is A Dead Man Walking
Joined
Feb 14, 2019
Messages
6,646
Likes
10,713
#25
I've said before, I'd like to see us play one OOC power 5 in Neyland every year. I think if the play-off expands it'll be beneficial to beef up our OOC schedule. Some of the other schools, namely Florida, Georgia, and USCjr are doing it already, all 3 are playing 2 power 5 OOC's this year and have plans in the future to play 3. We haven't played 2 since 2003. We could add some games that would fit that bill that we could likely win AND get exposure in states we need to recruit, I am thinking home and homes with Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, etc.
Home and home with Virginia Tech would be great also
 

VN Store



Sponsors
 

Top