SEC Football Preview: Florida at Tennessee

Tennessee-Florida Preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Florida

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Utah W 29-26 Home
09/10 Kentucky L 16-26 Home
09/17 S Florida W 31-28 Home
09/24 Tennessee 3:30 pm Away
10/01 E Washingtn 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Missouri 8:00 pm Home
10/15 LSU 8:00 pm Home
10/29 Georgia 3:30 pm Neutral
11/05 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
11/12 S Carolina 12:00 pm Home
11/19 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away
11/25 Florida St 7:30 pm Away

Tennessee

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

College Football Ratings

Rating Florida Tennessee
ESPN FPI 44 8
Sagarin 43 14
Massey Composite 42 8
PiRate Ratings 47 7

Key Stats

Stat Florida Tennessee
Scoring Offense 22.5 46.5
Scoring Defense 26 18.5
Total Offense 365 492.5
Rushing Offense 209.5 154.5
Passing Offense 155.5 338
Team Passing Eff. 90.04 165.3
Total Defense 359 379
Rushing Defense 150 107.5
Pass Yards Allowed 209 271.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 129.84 114.38
Turnover Margin -0.5 1
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.393 0.379
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.6 0.800
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.462 0.281
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0 0.429
Red Zone Offense 1 1.000
Red Zone Defense 0.7 0.714
Net Punting 42.38 37.5
Punt Returns 0.5 1.5
Kickoff Returns 16.78 22.5
First Downs Offense 35 52
First Downs Defense 42 38
Penalties/Game 5 6.5
Penalty Yards/Game 33 59

Players to Watch

Florida

QB Anthony Richardson, LB Brenton Cox, DL Gervin Dexter, OL Kingsley Eguakun, LB Ventrell Miller, OL O’Cyrus Torrence, RB Nay’Quan Wright, DB Trey Dean III, LS Marco Ortiz

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, LB Jeremy Banks, P Paxton Brooks, RB Jabari Small, WR Cedric Tillman, TE Jacob Warren, OL Darnell Wright, C Cooper Mays, DL Byron Young, DB Trevon Flowers

Injuries

Florida

[LB] Ventrell Miller (Lower Body) – Questionable.
[CB] Jaydon Hill (Knee) – Questionable.
[TE] Arlis Boardingham (Upper Body) – Questionable.
[OL] David Conner (Thumb) – Questionable.
[QB] Jack Miller III (Thumb) – Out.

Tennessee

[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

Florida vs. Tennessee Football Series History

Florida leads 31-20

Comments

Tennessee’s looked really good so far this season, especially on offense. That offense might be the top unit in the conference. Florida is a tough team with a solid win over a very good Utah team. I think Tennessee just outscores the Gators.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida 24, Tennessee 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Tennessee 38, Florida 24

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

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