No. 23 Vols try to end skid against No. 18 Gators



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee hasn’t beaten Florida in so long that even the Volunteers who grew up near campus can’t quite recall what they were doing the last time it happened.

Their hazy memories are understandable. Most of them were in elementary school or middle school at the time.

Florida has beaten Tennessee each of the last seven years, which represents the Gators’ longest winning streak in this rivalry’s history.

No. 23 Tennessee’s chances of ending the skid Saturday against the 18th-ranked Gators rest on the Volunteers’ ability to reverse some recent trends.

The Vols haven’t had a single 100-yard rusher, 100-yard receiver or 300-yard passer against Florida throughout the losing streak. Florida has outrushed Tennessee in all seven games and has won the turnover battle in all of the contests.