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Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers Game Preview

Welcome to the Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers full game preview. If you haven’t checked out the Q & A with All For Tennessee or the Vols @ Gators Statistical Breakdown, go take a look. Enjoy.

Gators On Offense

The storyline has been Driskel’s struggles. This is a big game for him. It can either be a huge confidence booster or just another game to forget. Matt Jones has had the bye week to shake off the rust that showed in the Miami game. Without a running game, Driskel is just bailing out a sinking boat with a sippy cup. Coach Pease addressed some, mostly ludicrous, questions on the Gators hotline. Jon Halapio is back and will give the Gators’ offensive line a boost.

Gators On Defense

As mentioned in the statistical breakdown, Florida’s defensive numbers have been deceiving. They aren’t overpowering in terms of sacks but put great pressure on Terrance Owens and Stephen Morris. The Gators don’t even know who they are going to be sacking on Saturday. The defensive line is facing off against an experience Vols offensive line. That will be the match-up to watch on Saturday.

Volunteers On Offense

Where to start? Yeah the Vols don’t have a starting quarterback named for Saturday yet. Apparently Jones might even wait until warmups. I mean different strokes for different folks, but really? With that situation, the Vols will be forced to rely on the running game. The starting tailback is Rajion Neal but Marlin Lane is nipping at his heels. The two have combined for seven touchdowns and 455 yards this season.

Volunteers On Defense

A win for the Vols would have to start with the defense. That didn’t happen against Oregon. Granted Oregon is Oregon, and Florida is Florida. They did force seven turnovers against Western Kentucky, including five in six plays. They will have to keep an eye on both Solomon Patton and Trey Burton. Look for Tennessee to put early pressure on Driskel.

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