KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Volunteers will open their SEC schedule against division-rival Florida Gators in the primetime slot on September 25 in Gainesville, Fla.

The announcement came on Monday morning (Sept. 13) after a tough loss against the Pitt Panthers with the words, “Primetime in the Swamp.”

The Vols will face the Gators on ESPN with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ET.

During the 2020 COVID-19 season, the Gators came to Knoxville and took care of the Jeremy Pruitt-led Vols 31-19 in an early December matchup. The last time Tennessee beat the Gators was Sept. 24, 2016, where both teams were ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll with a final score of 38-28.