Tennessee will open its 2021 season on Sept. 2 against Bowling Green at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee’s matchup with Bowling Green will be the Vols’ 54th game played on a Thursday in program history.
The Vols are 26-20-7 in contests played on a Thursday.
Tennessee has played in six games on a Thursday since its Jan. 1, 1953 matchup against Texas in the Cotton Bowl.
Below are the Vols’ results in playing on a Thursday since its Cotton Bowl game against the Longhorns.
Sept. 5, 1991: Tennessee 28, Louisville 11 (Louisville)
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Oct. 3, 1996: Tennessee 41, Ole Miss 3 (Memphis)
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Dec. 31, 2009: Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 (Atlanta)
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Dec. 30, 2010: North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT (Nashville)
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Sept. 1, 2016: Tennessee 20, Appalachian State 13, OT (Knoxville)
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Jan. 2, 2020: Tennessee 23, Indiana 22 (Jacksonville)
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