Tennessee will play Bowling Green to open its 2015 season, replacing UAB, which decided to end its football program last week
The game will take place Sept. 5 at LP Field in Nashville, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. It will be the first meeting between the schools.
"We are pleased to announce that we have been able to maintain our plans to open the 2015 season in Nashville, now against Bowling Green," Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said.
Tennessee finished 6-6 this season and will play Iowa in the Taxslayer Bowl at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 2.
Bowling Green went 7-6 this year, losing in the MAC Championship game 51-17 to Northern Illinois. The Falcons will play South Alabama in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 20.
- Scooby Axson