The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Tennessee's Sept. 27 contest at Auburn is being televised by CBS Sports and kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Central time. That marks consecutive weeks on CBS Sports for the Vols after this weekend’s matchup against Florida. Last month, CBS agreed to a 15-year broadcast rights deal with the SEC beginning next year.
Tennessee and Auburn are meeting for the first time since the 2004 SEC Championship Game, won 38-28 by the Tigers. Auburn leads the series 25-21-3 and is riding a three-game winning streak after a 5-0-1 stretch by the Vols from 1989-99. Auburn won 28-21 during the teams’ 2003 meeting at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Other games being televised that weekend involving SEC teams are Mississippi at Florida on Raycom Sports (12:30 p.m. Eastern), Arkansas at Texas on ABC (2:30 p.m. Central), Mississippi State at LSU on ESPN2 (6:30 p.m. Central) and Alabama at Georgia on ESPN (7:45 p.m. Eastern).
Scott tabbed SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week
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Tennessee’s Chris Scott was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading the best for a Vols offensive line that played a key role in Saturday’s 35-3 victory over UAB. Tennessee finished with 548 yards of total offense – the program’s best total in 24 games – and now leads the SEC in total offense with an average of 457.0. UT passed for 282 yards and rushed for 266 against the Blazers.
A junior from Riverdale, Ga., Scott earned his first career player of the week nod and the Vols first this season. The 6-5, 310-pounder has started 16 consecutive games on the offensive line dating to the opener of his sophomore campaign.
Other players named by the SEC this week were Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline (offense), Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran (defense), LSU return specialist Trindon Holliday (special teams), Mississippi State’s Jessie Bowman (defensive line) and Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones (freshman).