KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's football season opener against Georgia Tech in the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 4 will have an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN, as announced by ESPN and the SEC on Thursday.
The Vols renew a series with Georgia Tech that has remained dormant for the last 30 years. In the teams' last meeting on Oct. 24, 1987, UT took a 29-15 win over the Yellow Jackets in Knoxville. Tennessee is 24-17-2 all-time against Georgia Tech.
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, with its Monday-night slot, marks the third time in the last four years that Tennessee will open the season on a non-Saturday. The Vols are 12-11-1 all-time on Monday night, last playing a regular season game on Monday when they opened the 2008 season at UCLA.
Times and television channels for the remainder of UT's 2017 football games will be announced at a later date.