Tennessee has added an opponent to its 2025 schedule to go with the season opener against Syracuse in the 2025 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

The UAB Blazers will play at the Tennessee Volunteers in 2025, FBSchedules.com has reported.

A copy of the football game agreement between UAB and Tennessee was obtained from the University of Alabama at Birmingham via a state open records request. The game is set for Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2025. The Volunteers will pay the Blazers a $1.65 million guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.

The teams have played 5 games in their history, starting in 1998. They last played in 2019, a 30-7 decision for the Vols.

Tennessee is the third opponent added to UAB’s 2025 non-conference schedule. The Blazers are also scheduled to host the Akron Zips on Sept. 13 and travel to take on the UConn Huskies on Nov. 1 that season.

Tennessee this past season fell to to Purdue in the Music City Bowl, 48-45 in overtime, and finished 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the SEC.


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