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Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers: Statistical Breakdown


The Florida Gators are taking on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Hail Florida Hail brings you a statistical breakdown of the two SEC teams. Have any recommendations for another category? Tweet it at us!

Florida Gators Tennessee Volunteers
Points for 20.0 (100th) 37.0 (42nd)
Points against 13.5 (17th) 26.3 (73rd)
Passing yards / game 222 (71st) 137.3 (114th)
Rushing yards / game 192 (54th) 244.3 (29th)
Turnover margin -4 (118th) +6 (4th)
3rd Down % 44.4 (51st) 44.4 (51st)
Sacks 3.0 (85th) 6.0 (39th)

Notes

  • The Gators are ranked 4th in the state of Florida in sacks (with three). They are behind FIU, FAU, and Miami.
  • The Volunteers, with 137.3 passing yards per game, have yet to choose a quarterback for Saturday’s match-up.
  • While Florida has only three sacks, don’t let that deceive you. The Gators defensive line has been playing phenomenally. They did hold Duke Johnson to only 59 rushing yards and have put constant pressure on quarterbacks.
  • Tennessee’s turnover margin was assisted significantly by the blow out win over Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers turned the ball over five times in six plays.
  • Jeff Driskel’s play has been highly criticized. While some has been a bit an overreaction due to high expectations, the junior QB’s 50 QBR is dead last in the SEC. That will not cut it down the road.
  • The Gators only have the advantage in two of the categories while the Volunteers are statistically better in four. They are tied in 3rd down percentage.

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