Florida will look to run its winning streak against Tennessee to 11 games in the 3:30 p.m. showcase spot on CBS, the SEC announced Monday.
Florida and Tennessee have often met in the SEC's de facto No. 1 broadcast spot, thanks largely to a lack of other premier conference rivalries traditionally set for September. While the Gators defeated Tennessee in Knoxville in a game that kicked off at noon Eastern in 2014, the last four meetings in the series in Gainesville have all been 3:30 p.m. CBS broadcasts, and six of the the last 10 games in the rivalry have gotten the Eye Network's afternoon spotlight, with two more airing on CBS at night.
The afternoon kickoff will be Florida's first non-night game this fall, following evening clashes with New Mexico State, East Carolina, and Kentucky.
Florida will be making a September appearance in a 3:30 p.m. CBS game for the third straight year, and for the 19th time since 1996, when CBS became the conference's lead broadcast partner.