Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)
The #11 Florida Gators host their SEC East rival Tennessee Volunteers for the 21st time in the 51st all-time meeting. The Mighty Gators boast a 30-20 record in the series and have won 15 of the last 16 meetings including an active four-game winning streak.
Florida’s rushing offense is ranked #2 in the nation with 335.7 rush YPG and will be tested against the country’s #5 rushing defense, which is only 54.3 rush yards allowed per game). Overall the Gators have the #8 offense with 552.7 YPG. Tennessee has the #17 defense, having only showed 265.0 yards per game. Granted, Florida’s statistics have been padded against FAU and USF. Likewise, Tennessee’s statistics have been padded against Bowling Green and Tennessee State. The lone Gator loss was against #1 Alabama in a fiercely contested 29-31. The Vols lost 34-41 to Pitt in a game where they led the Panthers 10-0 in the first quarter only to squander the lead.
The Gators are favored by 19 and the over/under is at 64. The Gators have been leaning towards the under and have fallen short of the point spread, so I will predict a 32-14 victory for the Gators.