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UTM Hosting Tennessee Tech for Homecoming Saturday

The No. 17 ranked University of Tennessee at Martin football team will host its Homecoming matchup this weekend when playing Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. and will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

The contest serves as the first of two games in the coveted Sgt. York Trophy series for UT Martin. The series pits Tennessee members of the OVC in a battle for state supremacy and ownership of the traveling trophy between Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin. The Skyhawks (2-2, 1-0 OVC) have claimed at least a share of the Sgt. York Trophy nine times since 2007 – the most of any program – while owning a 32-13 mark in the series which ranks as the best amongst the three schools.

The two programs have met 43 times previously with Tennessee Tech holding a narrow 22-19-2 advantage. UT Martin has controlled the series in recent history with the Skyhawks winning the last nine games – including last season’s November matchup by a score of 42-3 which clinched the team’s OVC championship.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ with John Hatler (play-by-play), Chris Brinkley (analyst) and Eddie Suiter (analyst) calling the action. Fans can also tune into WCMT Radio 1410 AM/100.5 FM for the radio broadcast. 

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