Vols Looking to Beat Florida
It’s no doubt that UT is capable of beating Florida. Felipe Franks is out, and several other Gators are questionable for tomorrow’s noon kickoff. Florida is an obvious favorite in this game, but Tennessee did show signs of life last week vs UTC, and that had to instill some confidence. Tennessee started off 2019 with a loss to Georgia State, and then followed with another loss to BYU. In hindsight, BYU also defeated USC last week, so that loss doesn’t look as bad. It isn’t the start that Vol fans dreamed of, but all can be rectified with a win in the swamp. That would put the Vols at 2-2 heading back home to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia will host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tomorrow evening.
Keys To Win
For Tennessee to win this game, it has to start with holding the Florida defense at bay. The offensive line has to protect quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, and in turn, Jarrett Guarantano has to take care of the football. Tennessee had way too many turnovers in last years affair. That led to Florida steamrolling the Vols in Neyland in 2018. Apart from protecting the football, it may also be beneficial to keep Florida’s offense off the field. Kyle Trask will get his first start tomorrow for the Gators. Trask hasn’t even started a game since high school, and even then, his experience is limited. With Florida’s lack of a run game, if you can tire out that defense, who may be missing some key components, Tennessee might have a chance.
Felipe Franks and Kadarius Toney are definitely sidelined. Jabari Zuniga and CJ Henderson however are listed as questionable. Zuniga and Henderson are both two key pieces of a very good Florida defense. Not having them at 100% definitely hurts the Gators, but they still have a very good defense overall. Tennessee will have to make good plays and limit mistakes if they want to come out of Gainesville with a win. The Volunteer defense will also have to limit a Kyle Trask led Gator attack.
How Tennessee Beats Florida
A Tennessee win is dependent mostly on the play of the offense. If they can ,make the plays vs the Gator defense, and protect the ball, it won’t be as difficult as it may seem to pull an upset. Tennessee coaches are very capable of leading this team to a win, and if they can limit their mistakes, they very well may. The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 12:00!