Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Jeff Driskel threw a pair of touchdown passes
and ran for 81 yards, leading the 18th-ranked Florida Gators past No. 23
In back-to-back weeks, the Gators (3-0, 2-0 SEC) won on the road against a
conference opponent, beating Texas A&M last Saturday. Trey Burton added two
scores on 91 yards for Florida on just three carries. Mike Gillislee ran for
115 yards, as the Gators beat the Volunteers for the eighth straight time.
Tennessee (2-1, 0-1) led the Gators at halftime 14-10, but after missing an
extra point off a one-yard touchdown score to give them a 20-13 lead, the
Volunteers gave up 24 unanswered points.
Tyler Bray struggled in the second half after throwing two touchdowns through
the first two quarters. He finished 22-of-44 for 257 yards and threw two
interceptions that Florida converted touchdowns.
Jordan Reed caught a team-high five passes for 60 yards, including a 23-yard
touchdown grab that gave Florida the go-ahead score. With just under 10
minutes to play in the game, Driskel connected with Frankie Hammond Jr. on a
75-yard catch and run touchdown to give Florida a 14-point advantage.
Caleb Sturgis was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts for the Gators, connecting on
kicks of 20, 25 and 49 yards.
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