No. 23 Tennessee is set to face off against Texas San Antonio (UTSA) in a crucial game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. After a disappointing loss to Florida, the Vols are determined to make a comeback.
In their last game, Tennessee struggled with penalties, racking up 10 penalties for 79 yards. A costly interception in the second quarter allowed Florida to capitalize and take a commanding lead of 26-7 at halftime. The Gators converted 7 out of 8 third downs in the first half, further widening the gap.
Head coach Josh Heupel acknowledged the team’s mistakes and emphasized the importance of learning from them. Despite the disappointment surrounding the loss, Heupel recognizes the challenge that lies ahead. UTSA is a formidable opponent, with a history of success and a roster filled with talented playmakers.
To watch the game, fans can tune in to SEC Network at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Alternatively, the game can be streamed on the ESPN App. The radio broadcast will be available on WIVK-FM 107.7 and WNML-FM 99.1 in Knoxville, as well as on local affiliates throughout Tennessee. Satellite radio users can listen on SiriusXM Channel 109 or Channel 190.
As for UTSA, they kicked off the season with a close loss to Houston and secured a win against Texas State in Week 2. Sincere Harris has been the starting quarterback, completing 44 of 73 passes for 423 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Kevorian Barnes leads the team in rushing with 245 yards and a touchdown, while Josh Cephus is the top receiver with 247 yards and two touchdowns.
In their recent game against Army, UTSA made a change at quarterback, with Eddie Lee Marburger stepping in and throwing for 239 yards and three touchdowns. However, they struggled to contain Army’s rushing attack, giving up 254 yards on the ground.
The upcoming game against UTSA is an opportunity for Tennessee to bounce back and demonstrate their resilience. With lessons learned from their previous loss, the Vols are eager to seize the victory.