Jeremy Pruitt has his biggest test yet as Tennessee’s head coach when Florida comes to town on Saturday.
Tennessee is coming off a 24-0 win over UTEP while the Gators are coming off a 48-10 win over Colorado State. In the Gators’ win over the Rams, Florida put up 341 yards of offense – 222 yards coming on the ground and 119 yards through the air.
Through three games this season, Florida’s offense ranks just 13th in the SEC, producing only 382.3 yards of offense per game. The Gators are rushing for 185.0 yards per game, 9th-most in the conference, and 197.3 passing yards per game, the 11th-most in the SEC. Florida’s 39.0 points per game are seventh-most in the SEC.
While Florida’s offense isn’t the offense it once was, the Gators have pieces that Tennessee will need to keep in check. Here are the four things Pruitt’s defense needs to accomplish on Saturday in order to start off SEC play with a win.