For the second year in a row the Tennessee football season will open under the lights at Neyland Stadium. The Vols will play host to Montana at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3. The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis.
The Southeastern Conference released the early-season television schedule on Wednesday. The Vols will play on national TV in their second game of the season, taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. In week three, the Vols travel to Gainesville for a 3:30 p.m. showdown with Florida on CBS.
The Montana game will mark the 31st time Tennessee has played its home opener at night, dating to the first-ever night game there on Sept. 16, 1972, when the then No. 7-ranked Vols beat No. 6 Penn State, 28-21.
Tennessee has won its last 10 home openers played at night, dating to the 1995 opener, a 27-7 win over East Carolina on Sept. 2. Last year, the Vols defeated UT-Martin 50-0 in the home opener at night.
Information on pay-per-view ordering for the Montana game will be announced at a later date.