The 11th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) are in Gainesville, Florida for a matchup with the Florida Gators (1-1) on Saturday night in The Swamp.
Stay tuned here to Rocky Top Insider’s live updates for the game on Saturday night with scoring plays, big moments, and more.
CURRENT SCORE – HALFTIME: Florida 29, Tennessee 16
Injury Report –
- LB Keenan Pili
- DL Elijah Simmons
- DB Will Brooks
- DB Christian Charles
- Note: C Cooper Mays is active and did participate in pregame warm-ups but is expected to be a game-time decision.
Captains: QB Joe Milton, CB Brandon Turnage, WR Bru McCoy, LS Matthew Salansky, LT John Campbell Jr.
Tennessee wins the coin toss and defers to the second half of play.
7:34 – Florida’s 14-play drive comes up empty after a missed field goal attempt from K Adam Mihalek.
5:33 – TOUCHDOWN TENNESSEE – Vols 7, Gators 0
- Joe Milton connects with Ramel Keyton for an 11-yard touchdown. Milton had two really nice throws on that drive as the Vols score in two minutes flat.
- Tennessee was nearly punched in the mouth with that opening drive on defense but came back swinging on the offensive side. Excellent execution from the offense.
4:10 – Touchdown Florida – Vols 7, Gators 6
- Florida RB Travis Etienne rips off a massive 62-yard touchdown run, but the Gators’ extra point is blocked.
9:28 – Touchdown Florida – Gators 12, Vols 7
- Gators WR Montrell Johnson Jr. rushes up the middle for the 4-yard score.
- Florida attempts the two-point conversion but it is no good
8:52 – Vols QB Joe Milton III throws the first interception of his Tennessee career
7:20 – Touchdown Florida – Gators 19, Vols 7
- Gators QB Graham Mertz sneaks up the middle for the one-yard score.
Mertz sneaks it in from a yard out. Gators take a two-score lead.#Gators 19, Tennessee 7 // 7:20/2Q
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 17, 2023
2:22 – Touchdown Florida – Gators 26, Tennessee 7
- Graham Mertz throws a pass to Montrell Johnson Jr. that goes 18 yards for the score
- Extra point is good
26 unanswered points for the Gators as things spiral for Tennessee
HALFTIME – Florida 26, No. 11 Tennessee 7 – TN RECEIVES 2nd HALF
9:37 – TENNESSEE FIELD GOAL – Gators 26, Vols 10
- Milton and the offense drive 46 yards down the field out of the gates in the second half but fail to reach the red zone.
- Charles Campbell knocks through the 42-yarder for his first of the day.
5:30 – Tennessee is stuffed on a 4th and 1 attempt from the Gators’ 19 yard line.
9:55 – Florida Field Goal – Gators 29, Vols 10
- Gators knock through a 27-yard field goal after a 10-play, 46-yard drive
8:41 – TOUCHDOWN TENNESSEE – Gators 29, Vols 16
- QB Joe Milton connects with Bru McCoy on a 55-yard touchdown streaking down the left sideline. The ball was thrown on a rope as McCoy grabbed the score.
- Tennessee lined up for the 2-point conversion but Florida called a timeout
- Tennessee does not convert the 2-point play