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Breathe, because we’re only a quarter into this 2021 college football season. The Florida Gators No.11 have had their ups and downs both in terms of the season as a whole and within. individual matches themselves.

After a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama last week, Florida can continue their home run on Saturday when SEC rivals East Tennessee Volunteers enter Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for a night game. The swamp is full, but it remains to be seen how full it will be for this showdown.

While the Gators have dominated Flights for most of the past two decades, if this season has taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible. Florida have won 15 of the last 16 against Tennessee, including eight in a row in The Swamp, but UT is 3-0 this season and feels like UF is hoping to bounce back after being knocked down last week.

The Gators are also not sure if they have any answers to the call signal as a legitimate quarterback controversy continues. Junior Redshirt Emory Jones had the best outing of his career in the face of great adversity last week, but he also didn’t have the freshman feel of the Anthony Richardson redshirt breathing down his back.

It looks like Richardson will be active for Saturday’s game against the Vols after missing last week with hamstring strain. Whether Mullen returns to play Richardson in packages, gives him more snaps than he received of Jones, or perhaps uses Richardson less, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: if Jones wrestles again, fans will be clamoring for the AR-15.

Perhaps an even more important question will be how the Florida defense plays. A unit that struggled tremendously in 2020 appeared to have hiccups in the first two games of this season. However, he also kept Alabama just 10 points in the second half last week and has shown improvement in play since high school. If the rear, which has been ravaged by injuries, can merge, UF may be able to succeed thanks to the improved play of the first seven.

There’s a ton at stake on Saturday at The Swamp, as Florida still have aspirations for the SEC Championship game and college football playoffs while hosting one of their toughest rivals in town.

What will happen on Saturday night when the Gators host the Vols? Let’s find out.

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No. 11 Florida Gators Tennessee Volunteers
The Head Coach Dan Mullen Josh Heupel
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Injuries and absences

Likely: QB Anthony Richardson (hamstrings)
Questionable (2): OL Stewart Reese (undisclosed), CB Elijah Blades (hamstrings)
Output (1): CB Kaiir Elam (knee)
Off season (2): LB Ventrell Miller (biceps ripped) CB Jaydon Hill (knee), DB Kamar Wilcoxson (knee)
Notable inactive (?): To be announced before kick-off

Information display

Dated: Saturday September 25 | Time: 7 p.m. ET
Site: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [88,548]

TV: ESPN (Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George)
Direct: Watch ESPN | SiriusXM: 84 | Radio: WRUF, To agree
Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

Play Notes

Florida is 30-20 against Tennessee with wins in 15 of the last 16 games and four straight wins. The Gators are 15-5 against the Volunteers in The Swamp with eight straight home wins since 2005.
UF edged UT 23.0 points per game under Mullen with a total offensive advantage of 114.3 yards per game.
Under Mullen, Florida are 22-3 when they score first, 25-2 when leading at halftime, 27-2 when leading after the third quarter, 21-0 when she allows 20 points or less and 23-1 when she overtakes her opponents (losing in Alabama last week).
UF is 7-8 when overtaken by an opponent and 6-5 in games decided by 10 points or less.
Florida is 6-9 against ranked opponents (2-3 against top five teams, 4-6 against top 10 teams) and 23-3 against unranked teams under Mullen. It’s also 12-1 against non-conference opponents.
The Gators have scored over 24 points in 29 of their last 32 games.
Florida has scored 178 offensive touchdowns in 41 games under Mullen (4.3 per game). He scored 93 in 38 games from 2015 to 2017 (2.5). UF have also scored more than 50 points on five occasions under Mullen, up from five times in 101 games from 2010 to 2017.
The Gators have recorded over 400 yards of total offense in 13 straight games, the longest such streak since at least 1981. Their 666 yards against South Florida in week two were the most important of all. matches under Mullen.
UF’s 400 rushing yards in Week 1 against FAU are the most important in program history under Mullen and the most important for any FBS team this season. He’s second nationally with 335.7 rushing yards per game.
Florida is one of two FBS teams at the national level (Alabama) that have not lost to an opponent who has finished the season in a loss record since 2004.
UF has scored in 413 straight games, an NCAA record.

Last week Florida hosted the nation’s No.1-ranked team for the first time since 2002. The Gators are now 3-13 all-time against the No.1 teams. have never beaten in the regular season and are 0-5 against such opponents in The Swamp.
Alabama are the only SEC team Mullen has yet to defeat in his head coaching career (0-11, 0-2 UF).

Prediction and analysis

Disseminate: Florida -19 | WHERE : 64

From underdogs with two touchdowns to favorites with nearly three touchdowns in one week. The Gators are, indeed, much better than the Vols going into this game, but three touchdowns is a big gap considering Florida have only beaten Tennessee by that margin once in the past 13 years. Granted, it was under Mullen with a 34-3 win in 2019, but it came with Kyle Trask at quarterback and a much better defense on the other side of the field.

This will come closer to that line. Florida is expected to win in double digits. But expecting to cover that margin given how we’ve seen UF allow it to score when it gets big, it’s not a bet I’m willing to take. Plus, given Tennessee’s strength in defense, rushing yards can be hard to come by. This directly eats away at Florida’s biggest offensive force.

Then again, if you look at the tally below, maybe it’s time to erase me this season (unlike most, when I usually have the UF number) because this Gators squad is completely unpredictable weekdays. after week. I’m also going to side with the pennies given that The Vols are about to wake up abruptly against this defense that comes out of some cream puffs and Pitt to start the season, as well as the ability to shut down the season. aforementioned race they have shown this season.

Records 2021: ATS chooses 0-3 | O / U chooses 0-2-1


Florida will wear their traditional orange helmets, blue jerseys and white pants for the second straight game in The Swamp and wear unique uniforms for the first two games of the season.

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