It was all about keeping the streak alive for the Florida Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC), who won nine consecutive games over the Tennessee Volunteers (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It wasn’t pretty but the Gators kept the streak going Saturday, defeating the Volunteers 10-9.
A game that was slow on offense for both teams saw a possible changing of the guard with Treon Harris coming into the game in the second half. The quarterback provided a spark for the team, going 2/4 with 17 yards passing. The true freshman also had 4 carries for 24 yards.
The Florida defense played big, forcing a fumble and intercepting two passes, including one by Keanu Neal that sealed the game for the Gators.
Tennessee 3, Florida 0- 36-yard field goal by Aaron Medley with 13:23 left.
Scoring drive: 9 plays, 36 yards, 2:58 time of possession.
Halftime Score: Tennessee 3, Florida 0
Halftime Superlatives: Jeff Driskel- 10/18 48 yards, INT; Matt Jones- 8 carries, 47 yards; Demarcus Robinson- 2 receptions, 19 yards
Tennessee 6, Florida 0- 38-yard field goal by Aaron Medley with 9:24 left.
Scoring drive: 4 plays, -3 yards, 0:38 time of possession.
Tennessee 9, Florida 0- 39-yard field goal by Aaron Medley with 2:21 left.
Scoring drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 3:09 time of possession.
Tennessee 9, Florida 7- 2-yard run by Matt Jones with 13:40 left.
Scoring drive: 5 plays, 30 yards, 1:39 time of possession.
Florida 10, Tennessee 9- 49-yard field goal by Austin Hardin with 6:20 left.
Scoring drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 3:38 time of possession.
Final Score: Florida 10, Tennessee 9
Final Superlatives: Jeff Driskel- 11/23, 59 yards, 3 INT; Treon Harris- 2/4 17 yards; Matt Jones- 23 carries, 114, TD; Demarcus Robinson- 3 receptions, 30 yards