Welcome to the Tennessee-Florida football broken record, version 12.0.
Stop if you’ve heard this one before: The Gators simply own the Volunteers.
It’s been 11 seasons since UT walked away from this “rivalry” game victorious. That was way back in 2004 when Tennessee kicker James Wilhoit redeemed a missed extra point and hit a game-winning 50-yard field goal to give the Vols a victory.
Since then, so much has happened. There are middle schoolers who’ve never seen a Vols win over the SEC East division foe.
For UT fans, there have been varying degrees of frustration—from being awful on the field while the Gators were winning national championships, to losing to terrible Florida teams to finding inexplicable ways to lose. Meanwhile, no matter what degree of difficulty UF is going through, it has the confidence it will win this game.
Can the Vols exorcise the reptilian demons, or will Florida extend its streak to an even dozen? Let’s get to everything you need to know about this game, which could determine who has the early upper hand in the division.
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Place: Neyland Stadium
Spread: Tennessee -6.5, according to Odds Shark
Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football