Vols control playoff destiny as 'second biggest fans of Ohio State'

No. 5 Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 SEC) will play at South Carolina (6-4, 3-4 SEC) Saturday in Week 12.

Georgia (1), Ohio State (2), Michigan (3) and TCU (4) are the top four teams in the College Football Playoff top 25 rankings.

Kickoff between the Vols and Gamecocks is slated for 7 p.m. EST at Williams-Brice Stadium.

ESPN will televise the Southeastern Conference East matchup.

On Thursday, former BYU offensive lineman Trevor Matich discussed Tennessee’s chances to make the College Football Playoff.

“Almost, Tennessee Volunteer fans need to be the second biggest fans of Ohio State on the planet,” Matich said on ESPN ahead of the Tulane-SMU game.

Next are Ohio State and Tennessee’s final regular-season games.

Nov. 19: Ohio State at Maryland (3:30 p.m. EST, ESPN)

Nov. 26: Ohio State versus Michigan (noon EST, ABC)

Dec. 3: Big Ten championship game (8 p.m. EST, FOX, Indianapolis, Indiana)*

Nov. 19: Tennessee at South Carolina (7 p.m. EST, ESPN)

Nov. 26: Tennessee at Vanderbilt (7:30 p.m. EST, SEC Network)