Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech ‘Battle at Bristol’: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tennessee looks to prove it’s a legitimate championship contender Saturday with 150,000 witnesses expected to be on hand at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Of course, Virginia Tech has something to prove, too, and the teams might be more evenly matched up than some originally expected in the “Battle at Bristol” matchup at 8 p.m. tonight.

Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs will be on the spot against a fierce Hokies’ defense after struggling in a 20-13 overtime win against Appalachian State.

The Vols have a pretty strong defense, too, and coordinator Bob Shoop says he plans on combating Virginia Tech’s hurry-up offense with a no-huddle defense of his own.

Tennessee dropped from No. 9 to No. 17 in the AP Top 25 poll after last week, and the Vols lost respect in the SEC Country Power Poll, as well..

Here’s everything you need to know about the Week 2 matchup:

What time is the Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech game?

Time: 8 p.m. kickoff

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

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What TV channel is showing the game?

ABC will air the game, and it will be streamed on WatchESPN

You can listen on Sirius Channel 93 / XM Channel 193 or via the Vol Network with some of the following options: AM 1490 (Bristol); 101.5 (Tri-Cities); AM 1590 (Johnson City); AM 1400 (Kingsport); AM 1150 (Morristown); FM 103.1 (Greenville); FM 99.1 (Knoxville); FM 106.5 (Chattanooga); FM 104.5; (Nashville);  FM 92.9 (Memphis); FM 103.1 (Jackson).

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Who is calling the game for ABC?

Ace analyst Kirk Herbsteit will team with play-by-play man Rece Davis and sideline reporter Samantha Ponder with Bill Bonnell handling the production.

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