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Time duration breakdown of each game under Josh Heupel at Tennessee

Josh Heupel was hired as Tennessee’s head coach on Jan. 27, 2021.

Heupel detailed his commitment in bringing a championship to Tennessee when he was hired.

“I am thrilled to be coming to Tennessee,” Heupel said on the day he was hired. “I understand that Volunteer fans are hungry for a return to the top that they so richly deserve, and it is my goal and commitment to bring a championship back to Rocky Top.”

Heupel is in his third season as the Vols’ head coach in 2023.

Vols Wire looks at every game’s time duration, from kickoff to a final score, under Heupel. Entering the 2023 season, the average time duration for games under Heupel at Tennessee was three hours and 37 minutes.

*Note: NCAA game clock rule change starting in 2023:

When a team gains a first down, the clock will no longer be stopped to award a first down except with less than two minutes remaining in the second and fourth quarters.

A breakdown of each game’s time duration under Heupel is listed below.

2021 Bowling Green

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Sept. 2, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 38, Bowling Green 6

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:41

PHOTOS: Tennessee defeats Bowling Green in 2021 season-opener

2021 Pittsburgh

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Caitie McMekin/USA TODAY Network

Date: Sept. 11, 2021

Final score: Pittsburgh 41, Tennessee 34

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:59

PHOTOS: Tennessee hosts Pittsburgh in Johnny Majors Classic

2021 Tennessee Tech

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Sept. 18, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 56, Tennessee Tech 0

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:25

2021 Florida

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Sept. 25, 2021

Final score: Florida 38, Tennessee 14

Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — Gainesville, Florida

Duration: 3:13

For more on Florida visit Gators Wire

2021 Missouri

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Oct. 2, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 62, Missouri 24

Location: Memorial Stadium — Columbia, Missouri

Duration: 2:37

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Missouri football series through the years

2021 South Carolina

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Calvin Mattheis-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Oct. 9, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 45, South Carolina 20

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:30

PHOTOS: Tennessee-South Carolina football series through the years

2021 Ole Miss

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Calvin Mattheis/USA TODAY Network

Date: Oct. 16, 2021

Final score: Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 4:33

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Ole Miss football series through the years

2021 Alabama

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Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Oct. 23, 2021

Final score: Alabama 52, Tennessee 24

Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Duration: 3:33

For more on Alabama visit Roll Tide Wire

2021 Kentucky

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Date: Nov. 6, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 45, Kentucky 42

Location: Kroger Field — Lexington, Kentucky

Duration: 3:38

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Kentucky football series through the years

2021 Georgia

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Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Nov. 13, 2021

Final score: Georgia 41, Tennessee 17

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:47

For more on Georgia visit UGA Wire

2021 South Alabama

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Nov. 20, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 60, South Alabama 14

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:23

2021 Vanderbilt

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Nov. 27, 2021

Final score: Tennessee 45, Vanderbilt 21

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:07

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Vanderbilt football series through the years

2021 Purdue (Music City Bowl)

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Date: Dec. 30, 2021

Final score: Purdue 48, Tennessee 45 (OT)

Location: Nissan Stadium — Nashville, Tennessee

Duration: 4:38

PHOTOS: 2021 Music City Bowl photos

2022 Ball State

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Brianna Paciorka/USA TODAY Network

Date: Sept. 1, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 59, Ball State 10

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:27

PHOTOS: Tennessee defeats Ball State in 2022 season-opener

2022 Pittsburgh

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Michael Longo/USA TODAY Network

Date: Sept. 10, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 27 (OT)

Location: Acrisure Stadium — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duration: 4:05

PHOTOS: Tennessee defeats Pittsburgh in overtime

2022 Akron

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Sept. 17, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 63, Akron 6

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:35

2022 Florida

Brianna Paciorka/USA TODAY Network
Brianna Paciorka/USA TODAY Network

Date: Sept. 24, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 38, Florida 33

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:49

For more on Florida visit Gators Wire

2022 LSU

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Oct. 8, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 40, LSU 13

Location: Tiger Stadium — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Duration: 3:28

For more on LSU visit LSU Tigers Wire

2022 Alabama

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Oct. 15, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 52, Alabama 49

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:55

PHOTOS: Tennessee fans storm field after defeating Alabama

2022 UT Martin

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Date: Oct. 22, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 65, UT Martin 24

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:45

PHOTOS: Tennessee football debuts Summitt Blue versus UT Martin

2022 Kentucky

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Brianna Paciorka/USA TODAY Network

Date: Oct. 29, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 44, Kentucky 6

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:21

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Kentucky football series through the years

2022 Georgia

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Brianna Paciorka/USA TODAY Network

Date: Nov. 5, 2022

Final score: Georgia 27, Tennessee 13

Location: Sanford Stadium — Athens, Georgia

Duration: 3:26

For more on Georgia visit UGA Wire

2022 Missouri

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Date: Nov. 12, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 66, Missouri 24

Location: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:37

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Missouri football series through the years

2022 South Carolina

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Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Nov. 19, 2022

Final score: South Carolina 63, Tennessee 38

Location: Williams–Brice Stadium — Columbia, South Carolina

Duration: 3:49

PHOTOS: Tennessee-South Carolina football series through the years

2022 Vanderbilt

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George Walker IV/USA TODAY Network

Date: Nov. 26, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 56, Vanderbilt 0

Location: FirstBank Stadium — Nashville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:09

PHOTOS: Tennessee-Vanderbilt football series through the years

2022 Clemson (Orange Bowl)

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Date: Dec. 30, 2022

Final score: Tennessee 31, Clemson 14

Location: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida

Duration: 3:44

For more on Clemson visit Clemson Wire

2023 Virginia

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Date: Sept. 2, 2023

Final score: Tennessee 49, Virginia 13

Location: Nissan Stadium — Nashville, Tennessee

Duration: 3:32

PHOTOS: Tennessee football defeats Virginia in Nashville to open 2023 season

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