The full schedule is yet to be announced with CBS using its six-game window to nail down details for its looming doubleheader.
But Tennessee's non-conference date with Buffalo apparently isn't quite appealing enough to warrant a national television audience, leaving it out of the three games under consideration for the marquee broadcasts and announcing a kickoff for the Oct. 1 game at 12:30 p.m.
The game will be broadcast by CSS.
UT is off this week after dropping a 33-23 decision at No. 15 Florida on Saturday, a game that did have the program in the national spotlight as it opened conference play on the road.
CBS will choose between Auburn at South Carolina, Alabama at Florida and Texas A&M against Arkansas for the games that would be played at 3:30 and 8 p.m.