TV set for the Tennessee vs. Missouri game
Tennessee will look to bounce back from its first loss of the 2022 season in its home finale against Missouri next week. The Vols were first in the early College Football Playoff rankings after an 8-0 start, but suffered a 27-13 loss at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in Athens, where the defending national champion Bulldogs put on a great game. playing offense, dominating defense and raucous crowd to a win that sees them take firm control of the SEC East. Tennessee now moves to Missouri: The noon kickoff was previously set by the SEC, but the TV designation has now been confirmed and the game will be on CBS.
The league last week had left the Missouri-Tennessee game to be determined after Saturday’s game, and with that one on CBS, LSU’s game at Arkansas will be on ESPN.
It will be Tennessee’s final game at Neyland Stadium this season as the Vols finish at South Carolina and then at Vanderbilt, though there is still a lot to play for even after Saturday’s loss.
“Obviously disappointed with the outcome of the football game,” the Vols head coach said Josh Heupel he said after the game. “Credit to Georgia. They won critical plays. They played clean early in the football game. Offensively, early in the football game, the fake outs, the communication issues hurt us. Defensively, we didn’t play well in the first half of the game after the first drive, but then we got back on our feet and did some good things on the back end. All in all, just critical plays, critical opportunities. When you’re on the plus side of 50, we didn’t win none of them. That’s a credit to them, and some things, obviously, we have to be better at, too.”
Missouri saw a two-game winning streak end with a 21-17 loss against Kentucky at home and now sits at 4-5. The Tigers had been playing better and returned to .500 with wins against Vanderbilt and South Carolina, which had just entered the top 25. But Missouri couldn’t hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Kentucky just hours after announcing a contract extension for the head coach Eli Drinkwitz.
The Tigers scored two touchdowns in the first half of the fourth quarter to turn a 14-3 deficit into a 17-14 lead, but Kentucky, coming off a 44-6 loss at Tennessee, drove 58 yards in six plays and less. more than three minutes to regain the lead.
Missouri responded with a three-and-out, then was flagged for punting after a defensive stop, allowing Kentucky to run out the clock and leaving the hosts with no time to mount a drive.
The Vols have won the last three games in the series and won 62-24 in Columbia last season.
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