Tennessee vs. Florida Preview By SBRForum.com
Both the Volunteers and Gators enter this SEC showdown with undefeated records, but that’s obviously got to change this weekend. Tennessee is hosting and currently own the favorite tag.
The Volunteers have opened with a 35-21 win over North Carolina State and then a 51-13 smackdown of Georgia State last weekend.
Tyler Bray was pretty much perfect, completing 18-of-20 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those scores were to Justin Hunter, who caught eight passes for 146 yards.
In all, Tennessee doubled Georgia State’s production on offense, with the Vols notching 558 yards of total offense and the Panthers finishing with 263. Tennessee had more penalties, less time of possession and the same number of turnovers, but simply was too explosive offense for any of that to matter.
Expect a dogfight this weekend though with Florida coming to town.
The Gators grinded out a 20-17 win over Texas A&M last weekend after a 27-14 opening week victory over Bowling Green.
College Station was rocking for the Aggies’ SEC debut, but Florida stuck with it despite going down 17-7 at one point and battled their way to a 20-17 win. Mike Gillislee scored the winning touchdown with a 12-yard run.
This weekend we look for Gillislee, as well as Jeff Driskel, to get a number of running plays called their way as they aim to keep Bray and the Volunteers off the field. UT uses a much more pass-friendly offense, something the Gators haven’t seen yet this season, at least to this degree.
The college football picks will be different everywhere you ask, but the Volunteers are at home and may be worth a second look as the play.
With 100,000+ there to support, emotions will be running high for Tennessee against one of their biggest rivals and that should result in a good performance.