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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeff Driskel threw a pair of touchdown passes and Trey Burton rushed for two more scores as No. 18 Florida scored the final 24 points to beat No. 23 Tennessee 37-20 on Saturday night and run its winning streak in the series to eight straight.
Mike Gillislee ran for 115 yards to lead a 336-yard rushing effort for the Gators (3-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who have outrushed Tennessee in each game of the streak.
Burton added 91 rushing yards on only three carries and Driskel ran for 81 yards on eight attempts. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1) seemed intent on ending the streak for much of the night in front of a sellout crowd at Neyland Stadium. The Vols led 20-13 and had a chance to take a double-digit advantage midway through the third quarter after an unsuccessful Florida fake punt attempt gave the Vols possession at the Gators' 47-yard line. Tennessee failed to capitalize and ended up punting into the end zone.
Florida dominated from that point on.
Burton, a fullback who often takes snaps out of the Wildcat formation, raced for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of Florida's ensuing possession. That play was only Burton's second carry of the night. He went around left end for a 14-yard touchdown on his first attempt.
Florida got the ball back when Matt Elam picked off Tyler Bray's pass intended for Justin Hunter. Driskel then put the Gators in front for good with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed. The touchdown was set up by a 45-yard run from Gillislee, who had gained 27 yards on 11 carries up to that point.
The Vols never recovered. A Tennessee offense that had moved the ball well for the first 2 quarters could do nothing right the rest of the evening. And a Florida offense that had taken a grind-it-out approach for the first two weeks of the season started delivering big play after big play.
Driskel and Frankie Hammond connected on a 75-yard touchdown that extended Florida's lead to 34-20 with 9:55 left in the game. Caleb Sturgis' third field goal of the game - a 49-yarder - closed the scoring with 6:44 remaining.
Florida came from behind in the second half to win an SEC road game for the second consecutive week. The Gators had won 20-17 at Texas A&M last week after trailing 17-10 at halftime. Florida had lost all five times it had trailed at halftime last season.
This also marked the first time Tennessee had lost a game it led at halftime since Derek Dooley took over as the Vols' coach in 2010. Through the first 27 games of Dooley's tenure, the Vols had been 13-0 when leading at halftime and 0-14 when tied or behind at the midway point.
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Florida’s Trey Burton hasn’t been the starter for the Gators for the last two games, but Saturday night he proved why the Gators need him more than ever.
Out of his three touches on Saturday, two went for touchdowns. Burton’s three carries totaled 91 yards. Not only that, Burton lined up and caught two passes for 38 yards.
After the game Saturday Burton said the following...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jeff Driskel threw two touchdowns and Trey Burton added two more scores Saturday in # 17 Florida’s 37-20 victory over Tennessee.
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Jeff Driskel threw two touchdown passes and Trey Burton rushed for a pair of scores Saturday as No. 18 Florida scored the final 24 points to beat No. 23 Tennessee 37-20 and make it eight straight wins against its SEC East rival.
Burton, a fullback who often takes snaps out of the Wildcat formation, raced 80 yards down the right sideline to tie the score 20-20 with 3:15 left in the...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel (Oviedo, Fla.) has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the league on Monday. Driskel earns the award for his performance in the Gators’ 37-20 victory over Tennessee and is the first weekly honor of his career.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeff Driskel threw two touchdown passes and Trey Burton rushed for a pair of scores Saturday as No. 18 Florida scored the final 24 points to beat No. 23 Tennessee 37-20 and make it eight straight wins against its SEC East rival.
Burton, a fullback who often takes snaps out of the Wildcat formation, raced 80 yards down the right sideline to tie the score...
Once the decision was made on a starting quarterback, things were going to be easier. But not easy. Florida’s Jeff Driskel was named the starting quarterback after game one of the season and it meant he had to go on the road into hostile environments in both of his first starts. There have been some bumps and bruises, but Driskel has come on and looked the part. The test continues Saturday.
Coming into Saturday’s early SEC showdown between Florida and Tennessee, the story of the game was if Florida’s talented defense could stop Tyler Bray, the Volunteers’ mercurial gunslinger. In the second half, a clear victor emerged.
Driskel (14-20 attempts, 219 yards, 2 TDs; 8 attempts, 81 yards rushing) and the heretofore anemic Florida offense cranked...
If there was play that opened up the floodgates for Florida’s 37 points of offense on Saturday it was the well-drawn up and executed 80 yard run by then ‘wildcat’ quarterback Trey Burton. Burton had already run for one touchdown earlier in the game, but that one set the tone for the Gators’ big finish.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Florida ran away from Tennessee to run its winning streak against the Volunteers to eight straight games. Jeff Driskel threw a pair of touchdown passes and Trey Burton rushed for two more scores as the 18th-ranked Gators scored the final 24 points to beat the No. 23 Vols 37-20 on Saturday night.
The Florida Gators have moved up to No. 14 in both major polls. The Gators can attribute the move to a second half against the Tennessee Volunteers that was a thing of beauty. Starting the season at No. 23, the Gators have showed enough improvement over the first three games to warrant a top-15 ranking by the voters. Is this rise a sign of things to come? Or simply a matter of an...
Another win, another new feature at TBG. Its name is, of course, inspired by our quarterback Jeff Driskel and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, which discusses a plethora of topics concerning the week’s NFL games. We hope to do something similar–but on a minor, more pertaining to us level (Don’t worry, it won’t be nearly as long.) Let me know...
The Gators are now a perfect 3-0 and leave Knoxville victorious after a 37-20 victory over the Volunteers. Quarterback Jeff Driskel put on a strong performance and seemed to solidify that he's the man for the job. The Gators came back from a halftime deficit with the offense firing on all cylinders to take the win.
Check out the video. Florida Gators running back Trey Burton broke through and poured it on for an incredible 80-yard run down the sidelines for a touchdown against the Tennessee Volunteers. The Gators trailed the Vols late in the third quarter. But the 6-3, 228-pound Burton put the Gators back in the game.
The Florida Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 37-20 on Saturday night after putting together a near perfect second half. I’ll get into the game as a whole, but first, a new feature I call What I Wrote at the Half. (Everything in italics was written at the half without any knowledge of the final 30 minutes. No, I can’t predict the future.)
The offense might not destroy...