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Vols Open as Big Favorites Over the Gators

Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI
Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

Tennessee’s focus this week remains on Ohio, but Vegas already likes Tennessee as a pretty substantial favorite against Florida on Sept. 24.

Many fans have long believed that this is the year for Tennessee to break through and end an 11-game losing streak against Florida, but this does seem to be a generous line for a UT team that has had anything and everything go wrong in this series in recent years.

The Vols looked better against Virginia Tech in their 45-24 win in Bristol on Saturday, but did struggle immensely in the opener against Appalachian State. Florida, meanwhile, also struggled in its opener against UMass, but bounced back for a dominant 45-7 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

The Gators are a tough matchup for the Vols with a physical and athletic defensive front that could give UT’s O-line some issues, and one of the best secondaries in the conference as well.

The teams will meet on Sept. 24 at 3:30 pm ET on CBS in Knoxville.

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