Tennessee-Auburn game picked for noon kickoff on ESPN

Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) gets around the corner for a first down as Florida Atlantic defensive back Christian Milstead tries to tackle him during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) gets around the corner for a first down as Florida Atlantic defensive back Christian Milstead tries to tackle him during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tennessee's home game with No.8 Auburn on Nov. 9 will be a noon kickoff on ESPN, the SEC announced on Monday.

Picked in the preseason to finish fifth in the SEC West, Auburn (7-1, 3-1 SEC) is a surprise top 10 team, and could bring its highest ranking to Knoxville since the then-No.12 Vols knocked off the No.4 Tigers in 1989, 21-14.

That UT win is famous for a 79-yard touchdown run by UT's Reggie Cobb and a pair of safeties after Auburn twice snapped the ball over its punter's head and through the end zone.

Tennessee (4-4, 1-3) travels to No.10 Missouri (7-1, 3-1) this week for a 7 p.m. (ESPN) kickoff, while Auburn visits Arkansas (3-5, 0-4) for a 6 p.m. (ESPN2) start.

Other games for Nov. 9 include

Missouri at Kentucky, noon

Arkansas at Ole Miss, 12:21

LSU at Alabama, 8 p.m.

Miss. State at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Florida, noon

Appalachian State at Georgia, 12:30

© 2013 govolsxtra.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 7

namici#1422384 writes:

Beat Mizzou, and I bet this game gets moved to 3:30 or later....

BrassMonkey writes:

in response to namici#1422384:

Beat Mizzou, and I bet this game gets moved to 3:30 or later....

This game will not move. It will be played at noon

namici#1422384 writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

This game will not move. It will be played at noon

Would be a lot more intriguing than aTm and Miss St. Just sayin....

OrangePride writes:

You know what? I am having trouble keeping a civil tongue in my head at this point!!! Do ALL of our games have to be at the crowd-killing 12 o'clock???!!! Really ESPN?? You guys really T me off. This is a BIG game and there is no reason to throw it in there with the junk lineup!! What's this now, 3 games this year at noon? Ridiculous! Ask me if I'm ticked!!

IndianOutlaw writes:

A Clockwork Orange ='s the color Green

johnlg00 writes:

in response to namici#1422384:

Would be a lot more intriguing than aTm and Miss St. Just sayin....

Yeah, but he is just saying that in his feeble mind it is a fact that the Vols will lose at Mizzou. They may very well lose, but I guess the troll house-cleaning wasn't as thorough as we might wish, since he seems to be hoping for it.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to OrangePride:

You know what? I am having trouble keeping a civil tongue in my head at this point!!! Do ALL of our games have to be at the crowd-killing 12 o'clock???!!! Really ESPN?? You guys really T me off. This is a BIG game and there is no reason to throw it in there with the junk lineup!! What's this now, 3 games this year at noon? Ridiculous! Ask me if I'm ticked!!

I get where you're coming from, buddy, but we can't very well take ESPN's money if we also want to dictate our starting times. As the new-old saying goes, "Don't hate the players, hate the game." And money IS the game in big-time sports these days.

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.

Features