The start of the 2019 football season has not gone as planned for the Tennessee Volunteers. First, they dropped a stunner at home to the Georgia State Panthers. The next week, they dropped a heartbreaker in double overtime to the BYU Cougars. They predictably handled Chattanooga last week, but could they build off that against the Florida Gators?
This one was all Gators from the start. Florida got the ball to start the game, and proceeded to score in five plays. Kyle Trask threw a 19-yard touchdown to Kyle Pitts to cap off the scoring drive. Trask was 20-28 on the day, for 293 yards and two touchdowns, but did throw two interceptions. This game was 17-0 at half and Tennessee only managed three points all day, as Florida wins 34-3.
If Trask plays like that all season, the Gators should not have any issues with Trask filling in for Feleipe Franks, who got hurt last week against Kentucky and is out for the season.
Florida outgained the Volunteers 441-239. Jarrett Guarantano threw for just 107 yards in the loss.
The Vols get a bye week and then host the Georgia Bulldogs on October 5. The Gators play Towson next week, so they will be challenged about as much as they were today.