Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley says he sometimes sings along to "Rocky Top" while hearing it over and over again whenever the Gators face Tennessee. "Something gets so annoying, you got to make the best out of it," Easley said. Lately, that's about the only way Tennessee has been able to bother Florida. Florida has beaten Tennessee eight consecutive times, which represents the Gators' longest winning streak in the 42-game history of this series. The 19th-ranked Gators try to continue their recent mastery of this rivalry Saturday at The Swamp. Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC) hasn't defeated Florida (1-1, 0-0) since a 30-28 victory at Neyland Stadium in 2004. The Vols also have lost their last 17 games against ranked opponents and are 1-23 versus Top 25 teams since 2008. "Our players understand the rivalry, what is at stake," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "I think they understand what has gone on before them. The only thing we can control is our preparation and how we pla...
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