SEC Football Preview: Tennessee at Florida

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Tennessee faces Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/02 Bowling Grn W 38-6 Home
09/11 Pittsburgh L 34-41 Home
09/18 TN Tech W 56-0 Home
09/25 Florida 7:00 pm Away
10/02 Missouri 1:00 pm Away
10/09 S Carolina 1:00 pm Home
10/16 Mississippi 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Alabama 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Kentucky 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
11/20 S Alabama 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Home

Florida

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Fla Atlantic W 35-14 Home
09/11 S Florida W 42-20 Away
09/18 Alabama L 29-31 Home
09/25 Tennessee 7:00 pm Home
10/02 Kentucky 1:00 pm Away
10/09 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Home
10/16 LSU 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Georgia 3:30 pm Neutral
11/06 S Carolina 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Samford 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Florida St 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee Florida
ESPN FPI 56 7
Sagarin 59 12
Massey Composite 66 11
PiRate Ratings 56 7

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Tennessee Florida
Points 42.7 35.3
Points Allowed 15.7 21.7
Total YDS 422.0 552.7
Pass YDS 199.0 212.3
Rush YDS 223.0 340.3
Total YDS Allowed 265.0 324.7
Pass YDS Allowed 210.7 227.3
Rush YDS Allowed 54.3 97.3
3rd Down Conv. 41.5 47.5
3rd Down Conv. DEF 27.5 40.5
Turnover margin -0.67 -0.67

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, WR Velus Jones, OL Cade Mays, OT Darnell Wright, DB Alontae Taylor, S Trevon Flowers, S Jaylen McCollough, LB Juwan Mitchell, DT Matthew Butler, P Paxton Brooks

Florida

QB Emory Jones, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Malik Davis, DL Zachary Carter, CB Kaiir Elam, LB Ventrell Miller, LB Brenton Cox, LB Mohamoud Diabate.

Injuries

Tennessee

 
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Ramel Keyton is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Jimmy Calloway is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[OL] 09/18/2021 – Cooper Mays is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Ankle)
[TE] 09/18/2021 – LaTrell Bumphus is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Jabari Small is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Jalin Hyatt is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[QB] 09/18/2021 – Joe Milton III is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Leg)
[LB] 09/18/2021 – Bryson Eason is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[LB] 09/18/2021 – Juwan Mitchell is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[DL] 09/18/2021 – DaJon Terry is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)

Florida

 
[LB] 09/15/2021 – Ventrell Miller is out for season (Biceps)
[OL] 09/18/2021 – Jean Delance injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Leg)
[DB] 08/12/2021 – Jaydon Hill is out for season (AC,L)

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 30-20

Comments

If this game was being played in Knoxville I’d give Tennessee an outside chance at surprising this Florida team that’s coming off a devastating loss. However, the game is being played in Gainesville so I’m going with the Gators by double-digits.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 51, Tennessee 27

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Florida 38, Tennessee 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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