The first matchup that always pops in my mind when thinking of potential non-conference matchups for Tennessee is with Texas.
Just think of the hype for this game (especially if both teams were on the rise) — the battle of the orange. Or “Who is the real UT”?
The atmosphere at Neyland Stadium for a matchup with the Longhorns would be absolutely electric. Both programs have passionate fan bases that travel well.
Tennessee and Texas have only met three times. They haven’t played each other since 1969 in the Cotton Bowl (a game Texas won).
The Vols are 1-2 all time against the Longhorns.
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