When the Tennessee Vols take the field on Saturday night to take on the Ole Miss Rebels, there will be 102,455 screaming fans in the stands.

Tennessee announced this week that the UT/Ole Miss game is officially a sellout.

This will be the first sellout at Neyland since the Vols played Georgia in 2017 (a 41-0 loss in Butch Jones’ final season leading the program).

On Wednesday, during an appearance on the SEC Coaches teleconference, UT head coach Josh Heupel talked about the importance of UT fans and the impact they can have on a game. He also mentioned that he expects sellouts at Neyland to continue.

The only way that sellouts will continue to happen is if the Vols continue to play at a high level.

Beating Ole Miss would certainly help sell some tickets to future games.

Tennessee hasn’t sold out two home games in a row since the 2016 season when games against Florida and Alabama were sold out.

The Vols’ next home game this season is against Georgia on November 13. If Tennessee wins two out of three against Ole Miss, Alabama, and Kentucky, there’s no doubt in my mind that the game against Georgia will be sold out.

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