Tennessee bounced back strong in Week 2, thumping East Tennessee State 59-3. Now, the question is whether the Volunteers can keep that momentum with SEC play just around the play. In Week 3, UT will take on UTEP. Below, find kickoff time, TV channel information and odds for the Tennessee-UTEP football game.

Tennessee-UTEP football: TV channel, game time, odds

All times are ET. Odds via MyBookie.

TV channel: The Tennessee-UTEP football game will air on the SEC Network.

Time: The Tennessee-UTEP football game kicks off at Noon Saturday Sept. 15, 2018.

Location: The Tennessee-UTEP football game will be played at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

Odds: Tennessee is favored by 31.5 points.

The lead up

SDS News: Tennessee offering free tickets to Week 3 game for those displaced by Hurricane Florence

The Tennessee Volunteers are set to take on UTEP this weekend in a game that likely won’t be impacted much (if at all) by Hurricane Florence.

As Florence causes evacuations along the Carolina coast, the Vols are offering those displaced by the storm a chance to have a few hours of normalcy on Saturday.

Per a release from the school, Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer has invited those who have been displaced by the hurricane free tickets to the game against the Miners.

SDS News: Jeremy Pruitt on Jauan Jennings’ role: ‘We probably need to find a way to get him more involved’

During his Monday afternoon press conference, Pruitt was asked about Jennings’ progression back from injury and if his production is expected to increase moving forward.

“Jauan is playing really well on special teams. He had been limited in fall camp, he’s starting to get his legs back under him, and he’s a guy that’s a really good competitor,” Pruitt said of his junior receiver. “I think the guy is instinctive.

SDS News: Tennessee players impressed with freshman RB Jeremy Banks

In his first home game, Tennessee RB Jeremy Banks punched in two touchdowns for the Vols and added a total of 62 yards on 13 carries. While those numbers may not jump out at you, it was more about the way Banks runs that has impressed those on Rocky Top. Not only does Pruitt have to be impressed with what he has seen to this point, the way Banks runs in games and works in practice has won him the respect of his peers.

“He’s just a dawg. You know, he brings it every day,” Trey Smith said this week after Banks first game in Neyland Stadium. “Jeremy is definitely a physical back, you see a lot of that in Ty (Chandler), Tim (Jordan) and Madre (London), as well. They all bring a level of physicality and it’s expressed every week. He did a great job this weekend.”