The University of Florida will go to Knoxville, Tennessee as they will take on their hated rivals, the University of Tennessee Volunteers. This is the biggest game on both of their schedules. They will try to ruin their opponent’s chance to represent the SEC East in Atlanta for the SEC Championship. This one of the best rivalries in the SEC so, it is bond to make a great game. The Florida Gators have won eleven straight versus the Tennessee Volunteers. The last two games have been nail biters as Florida won 10-9 in 2014 and 28-27 last season. Both teams will be shorthanded with key players. Tennessee cornerback Cameron Sutton will be out with an ankle injury. Florida quarterback, Luke Del Rio, is out with a knee injury. Even with these injuries, this game is sure to be a classic Florida-Tennessee matchup.
Appleby will make his first start as a Florida Gator
The Florida Gators will come into this game with a lot of energy and anger as their quarterback was injured on a dirty, low hit in last game. Every single player in that Gators locker room as they been counting down the days until they get to go to Knoxville, Tennessee and disappoint 100,000 Tennessee fans. Austin Appleby will make his first start as a Florida Gator this Saturday at Tennessee.
Antonio Callaway is 100%
The four-headed monster running backs are ready to show the nation just how good they are. Antonio Callaway is 100% percent healthy for Tennessee as he scored the game winning 63-yard touchdown on 4&13 last season. The offensive line has not faced a defensive line like this Tennessee’s this season but, they are a much improved line than what they were last year. The Gators’ star studded defense has been waiting for Tennessee QB, Josh Dobbs, since last season when the Gators beat them. They know that Josh Dobbs cannot beat them with his arm. Florida is going to force him to throw the football because if he decided to throw the football, it is going to be pick city for the Florida defense.
The Tennessee Volunteers come into this game after an ugly win to the Ohio Bobcats. Josh Dobbs will need to run the football effectively if they expect to beat the Florida Gators. Jalen Hurd needs to play well if the Gators are going keep an eye on him and not Josh Dobbs. Tennessee Volunteers’ wide receiving core will struggle mightily with the stacked Gators secondary. Jalen “Teez” Tabor and Quincy Wilson will be thirsty for the blood on Tennessee’s offense especially, Josh Dobbs. The Tennessee defense will need to stop the run early and often. Thus forcing the backup QB, Austin Appleby, to throw the football. Tennessee does have a good secondary even without their best CB, Cameron Sutton. Somebody will need to step it as they have to deal with one of the best wide receivers in the SEC, Antonio Callaway.
This is THE Game
This is the game Florida and Tennessee fans have circled on their calendars when the schedules are released. Florida has been talking a lot of trash about Tennessee and how Tennessee cannot be beat Florida. Florida will come into this game with a lot of swagger, anger, and energy as they expect to make it twelve in a row versus Tennessee. If Tennessee does lose this game, Tennessee will struggle heavily in their next couples of game as they take on Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama. So, if Tennessee loses this game then it will up to the Florida Gators or Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC East. “You can’t spell Citrus, without UT”- The Head Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier.
5 Predictions of Florida-Tennessee Game
- The Gators O-line and D-line to dominate in the trenches.
- Josh Dobbs throws two interceptions.
- Gators has 25-35 carries in the game.
- Antonio Callaway leading receiver for both teams.
- Gators win in a close game. Butch Jones on the hot seat.