Florida Football First Look: Tennessee

Florida football First-look Tennessee

Florida football visits Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. Here is your first look at Tennessee.

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Tennessee Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 Ball State W 59-10 Home
09/10 Pittsburgh W 34-27 Away
09/17 Akron W 63-6 Home
09/24 Florida 3:30 pm Home
10/08 LSU 8:00 pm Away
10/15 Alabama 8:00 pm Home
10/22 TN Martin 12:00 pm Home
10/29 Kentucky 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
11/12 Missouri 12:00 pm Home
11/19 S Carolina 2:00 pm Away
11/26 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away

Key Stats

Stat Florida Tennessee
Scoring Offense 22.5 46.5
Scoring Defense 26.0 18.5
Total Offense 365.0 492.5
Rushing Offense 209.5 154.5
Passing Offense 155.5 338.0
Team Passing Eff. 90.04 165.3
Total Defense 359.0 379.0
Rushing Defense 150 107.5
Pass Yards Allowed 209 271.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 129.84 114.38
Turnover Margin -0.50 1.00

Tennessee Injuries and Suspensions

[RB] Jabari Small, knee, questionable.
[TE] Miles Campbell (Undisclosed) – Questionable.
[WR] Cedric Tillman (Undisclosed) – Questionable.
[WR] Jimmy Calloway, ejected during Akron game.
[RB] Len’Neth Whitehead (Upper Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Florida

This will be a tough game for Florida to win, especially in Knoxville in front of 100,000 fans. To stop the Vols you have to frustrate and get pressure on Tennessee’s fine quarterback Hendon Hooker. So far this season Hooker has tallied 59 completions on 85 attempts (69.4%) for 844 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s passed for over 6,600 yards throughout his career at Virginia Tech and Tennessee. Hooker is also a threat to run. He’s gained over 1,700 yards rushing for 22 touchdowns during his career. The Vol staff is limiting his carries this season to avoid possible injury but he can turn it on if needed in a crunch. Stop Hendon Hooker and you greatly improve your chances of defeating the Tennessee Volunteers.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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