Prior to today, Tennessee had been scheduled to open the 2014 season against in-state FCS foe Chattanooga. Today, the level of competition coming into Neyland Stadium the first game next season has been upped significantly.
In a press release, Utah State announced Friday that the Aggies will open the 2014 season against the Vols in Knoxville. The Aug. 30 game had originally been scheduled for Nov. 8 of that year.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to move the Tennessee game to the first week of the 2014 season,” said USU athletic director Scott Barnes in a statement. “It simply works better in every aspect of our schedule. I appreciate working with Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart to get this done.”
The 2014 game will mark the first time the Vols and Aggies will meet in football.
There’s been no word from UT on what will happen to the original ’14 season opener with Chattanooga.
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