Famous football coach Bear Byrant coined the phrase “defenses with championships.” No sentiment more clearly describes the No. 11 2023 Tennessee Volunteers football team, whose defense was the team’s undoing last season despite the Vols tenth-ranked offense. The Tennessee Vols finished the 2022 season 11-2, but the team relied on its high-scoring offense when their defense couldn’t hold the line.
A season later, the Vols offense currently ranks 9th in the coaches poll. Defense, however, shines — ranking third in success rate, fourth in sack rate and fourteenth in havoc rate. If the Florida Gators (1-1) want to upset the Vols, Gators QB Graham Mertz is going to need to evade the mighty Vols defense. Judging by the Vols 2-0 season start, that upset won’t be easy.
There’s no question the Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers game is the matchup of NCAA’s Week 3. We can’t wait to watch.
How to watch the Tennessee vs. Florida NCAA college football game
The Tennessee Volunteers face the Florida Gators on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT). You can watch it on ESPN.
Watching the Volunteers vs. Gators has never been easier, whether you’re watching on a TV or mobile device thanks to Sling TV, an easy and inexpensive way to stream this game (and more college football matchups).
ESPN is included in many cable TV packages. Don’t have a cable TV package? One of the most cost-effective ways to get the channel is through a subscription to Sling TV. The streamer offers access to NFL Network, local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available) and ESPN with its Orange + Blue Tier plan. Also worth noting: Sling TV comes with 50 hours of cloud-based DVR recording space included, perfect for recording all the season’s top NFL and college football matchups.
That plan normally costs $60 per month, but the streamer is currently offering a 50% off promotion for your first month, so you’ll pay just $30. You can learn more by tapping the button below.
Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:
- There are 46 channels to watch in total, including local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available).
- You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games at the lowest price.
- All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.
Sling TV has a new offering for the 2023 NCAA college football season and the 2023 NFL Season called Sports Extra. The new package is designed for NFL and college football fans, with access to NFL Redzone, ESPN, NFL, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, Big10 and Longhorn Networks.
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More ways to watch the Week 3 Volunteers vs. Gators game : FuboTV
You can also catch the Saturday’s big game on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more, so you’ll be able to watch more than just today’s games.
To watch college football without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer.
In addition to college football, FuboTV offers the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. FuboTV starts at $75 per month for the Pro tier (includes NFL Network); the $100 per month Ultimate tier includes NFL RedZone.
Top features of FuboTV:
- The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network; the Ultimate tier includes 289 channels, including NFL RedZone.
- FuboTV includes all the channels you’ll need to watch live sports, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
- All tiers come with 1,000 hours of DVR recording.
Stream college football games on Hulu + Live TV
You can watch this college football game with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including both Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus you can personalize your viewing experience and Hulu will offer curated recommendations based on the teams and playmakers you follow.
Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $70 per month.
More teams to follow during the 2023 college football season
The Georgia Bulldogs want to run it back. The Georgia Bulldogs became just the fifth program to win back-to-back national championships when they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in 2022. Since 1936, no college team has won three-in-a-row. The Bulldogs are hoping to change all that. Head coach Kirby Smart has focused on leadership skills for his players, stating the team’s biggest opponent is “complacency.”
Can Deion Sanders make the Colorado Buffaloes great? Coach Prime made headlines during the offseason. Only ten scholarship players from the Buffaloes’ 2022-season roster remain on the team after Sanders took advantage of transfer portal rules to revamp the team’s roster. Prime’s in his first season as the Buffaloes coach and he’ll hope to work the same magic on the Buffaloes program as he did in his successful three years at Jackson State. But the lights of the Pac-12 shine brighter than they do in the FCS and Sanders will have to rise to the occasion. Good news for Sanders, the Buffs finished 1-11 last season. There’s only one way to go but up.
Important dates for the 2023 college football season:
- The 13-week 2023 college football season runs from Aug. 27 through Dec. 9.
- Two semifinal games, the Rose Bowl Game and the Allstate Sugar Bowl, are scheduled for New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1, 2024).
- The College Football Playoff National Championship is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
How will all the college football shake ups shake out?
In July 2022, UCLA and USC finally agreed on something. The frenemy rivals would both leave the Pac-12 in favor of the Big Ten in 2024. This summer, Colorado announced it would return to the Big 12. Since then, Arizona, Arizona State and Utah have announced an exodus from the Pac-12 to the Big-12 at the end of the 2023 season. Washington and Oregon State are also ditching the Pac-12 for the Big 10 at the same time.
The school shuffling won’t affect the 2023 season much, but expect journalists to talk about it to no end. With the Pac-12 currently down to just four teams for the 2024 season, the demise of the Pac-12 is sure to be one of the biggest stories of the season.
We’re also looking forward to these stories during the 2023 NCAA college football season
The Alabama Crimson Tide came into the 2023 season ranked No. 4. Saban and company aren’t going to be comfortable with the demotion and will surely be a major threat to the Bulldogs scoring that three-peat. Ohio State has arguably one of the best receiver rooms in college football led by the dazzling Marvin Harrison Jr. The Buckeyes face some tough competition against Indiana in Week 1, but if the team has ever been primed to go all the way, this is that year. And don’t forget that Florida/Utah rematch.
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