SEC Football Preview: Tennessee vs. Florida

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

Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Georgia St. L 30-38
09/07/19 Brigham Young L 26-29
09/14/19 Chattanooga W 45-0
09/21/19 @ Florida
10/05/19 Georgia
10/12/19 Mississippi St.
10/19/19 @ Alabama
10/26/19 South Carolina
11/02/19 UAB
11/09/19 @ Kentucky
11/23/19 @ Missouri
11/30/19 Vanderbilt

Florida

Date Opponent Result
08/24/19 Miami (Fla.) W 24-20
09/07/19 Tenn.-Martin W 45-0
09/14/19 @ Kentucky W 29-21
09/21/19 Tennessee
09/28/19 Towson
10/05/19 Auburn
10/12/19 @ LSU
10/19/19 @ South Carolina
11/02/19 vs. Georgia
11/09/19 Vanderbilt
11/16/19 @ Missouri
11/30/19 Florida St.

ESPN FPI

Tennessee: 38

Florida: 11

Key Stats

Stat Tennessee Florida
Rushing Offense 176.7 (59) 139.7 (91)
Passing Offense 217.3 (85) 288.7 (30)
Total Offense 394.0 (80) 428.3 (59)
Scoring Offense 33.7 (51) 32.7 (56)
Rushing Defense 157.0 (74) 93.7 (30)
Total Defense 306.0 (38) 300.7 (33)
Scoring Defense 22.3 (55) 12.7 (19)
Interceptions 4 (8) 4 (8)
Sacks 5.33 (1) 2.0 (79)
Tackles for loss 8.0 (19) 5.3 (91)
Turnover margin 0.67 (32) 0.0 (58)
Third Down Conv. 0.436 (51) 0.484 (28)
Third Down Conv. DEF 0.447 (105) 0.357 (61)

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Players to Watch

Tennessee

WR/PR Marquez Callaway, LB Dylan Moses, DB Bryce Thompson, DB Nigel Warrior.

Florida

WR Van Jefferson, DB CJ Henderson, DL Jabari Zuniga, DB Marco Wilson.

Injuries

Tennessee

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/15/19 DB Bryce Thompson Suspension is “?” Saturday vs Florida
09/06/19 DB Terrell Bailey Personal has left team
09/05/19 WR Jordan Murphy Personal has left team
08/24/19 LB Daniel Bituli Knee is out indefinitely
08/13/19 DB Baylen Buchanan Back is out indefinitely
08/08/19 DL Emmit Gooden Knee is out indefinitely

Florida

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/15/19 QB Feleipe Franks Knee left last game, is out for season
09/15/19 CB C.J. Henderson Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/09/19 WR Kadarius Toney Shoulder is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Tennessee and Florida will duke it out in the swamp. This is a long, heated rivalry with Tennessee on the short end of the stick over the past 20 or so years. Florida dominated UT last season in Knoxville. I don’t see much difference in the two teams this season compared to last season. Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks was injured against Kentucky last week. Kyle Trask came in and rallied the Gators to a win. Trask might actually be an upgrade over Franks. He just doesn’t have as much experience. Trask also looks superior than Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano. I look for a big home win for Florida.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 38, Tennessee 31

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Florida 38, Tennessee 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN Network.

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