Sep 15, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans react to their teams loosing to the Florida Gators during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Florida defeated Tennessee 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

No. 23 Vols Stuck With 8 Years Of Hate, No. 18 Florida Rumbles To Win

Florida made it eight in a row against their SEC East rivals with what's becoming a trademark second half surge.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee Final Score: Gators Clamp Down; Win 37-20

The Florida Gators came back to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers, 37-20, in Knoxville on Saturday evening.

No. 18 Florida traded punches with the Vols through the first three quarters, before landing the knockout blow on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Driskel to Frankie Hammond Jr. in early stages of the fourth.

The Gators were trailing 20-13 before coming back thanks to some quick strikes. Along with the aforementioned score, Florida also struck pay dirt on a Trey Burton 80-yard rumble.

Both teams moved the ball well through the air, but it was the Gators' ground game that made all the difference. Burton ran for 91 yards on three carries while Driskel showed off his dual-threat capabilities with 73 yards. All together, Will Muschamp's team gained 265 yards via the rushing attack.

Tyler Bray played admirably for No. 23 Tennessee, completing 22-of-40 for 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Unfortunately for Volunteers fans, Bray also tossed a pair of interceptions.

Box Score Hero: Despite being under some heat early in the year, Driskel showed off his skills in this SEC contest. The sophomore threw for 219 yards and two scores while using his legs to pick up 73 yards.

Rankings Effect: Florida will undoubtedly move up after beating a ranked SEC opponent on the road in a hostile environment. On the other hand, the Vols will be unranked next week after just moving into the top 25.

Did They Cover?: Tennessee was favored by three points, but couldn't get the job done.

Next Week's Schedule: Florida will host the Kentucky Wildcats while Tennessee stay at home to face the Akron Zips.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee: Tyler Bray Goes 'Troller Bro' On Gator Defense

Tyler Bray is a pretty quarterback name, but there's reason the young man at Tennessee couldn't earn a nickname. After this bit of chatter with Florida DL Dominique Easley, one might consider "Tyler Bro," or perhaps "Troller Bray..."

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Coach Muschamp probably doesn't like that.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee, As Told By Volunteer Coeds

POP QUIZ, HOTSHOT COLLEGE SPORTS FAN - Florida and Tennessee are currently in a battle of football wills, but are you a savvy enough super fan to match the on-field play with the corresponding reaction from a University of Tennessee coed?

The Plays

A. After a Florida Penalty, Tennessee gains seven yards on a run from scrimmage.

B. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is set for a third-and-long deep in UF territory

C. TYLER BRAY HURRRR. (See also: TYLER BRAY DURRRR).

The Fans

Fan #1

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Fan #2

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Fan(s) #3

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Tyler Bray Can Punt!

When you think Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, you think about field position, ball control and making the safest play possible, right? We now know that he can send a football lofting very far into someone's possession via two of his four limbs.

It makes sense that Bray is a pretty good punter. His legs are like seven feet long each. He's basically batting the ball with the world's biggest pinball flipper there.

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Florida's Offense, The GIF

For like three years now, Florida's offense has been a thing of evolving and contrasting mysteries. What is it that they do? It's different from what they did last week, and definitely different from what they did last year, but nobody yet knows what it is that it is. This trend may be continuing, as of the game going on right now.

Against a fired-up Tennessee defense, drowning in noise and backed up against the checkerboard, going for a little bit of devilry right away did not work:

It's not that it couldn't have worked, it's just that it totally didn't. That sentence explains Florida's offense over the past three years, I feel.

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Tennessee's Smokey Is Ready For His Closeup

EXT. Noon. Present Day.

A cacophony of chants, charged language and drawls provides a familiar Southern hum. Four men sit at a desk. They are smiling. One looks like your crazy Uncle Randy. Another has some kind of stuffed alligator for a hat. A third looks like some dude who would go to a Kenny Chesney concert. The fourth, nondescript, wears a blank stare.

ALLIGATOR MAN: Time to make our picks, here we go.

CRAZY UNCLE: Awwwww yeahhhhhhhh

KENNY CHESNEY BRO: papa john bass fishing skeet shooting with the car fox me and captain crunch riding go karts with pippa middleton and guy fieri in the hamptons let's go vols

There is a louder roar from the sea of cheese doodle-colored people serving as a backdrop.

"I Am A Real American" plays.

ALLIGATOR MAN: That's Smokey's music!

CRAZY UNCLE: rawerwerrggfffffffffffhhhh

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CRAZY UNCLE: bewwwwwww

CHESNEY BRO: air bud and i on the moon riding razor scooters

ALLIGATOR MAN: [smiles]

End Scene.

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Florida Vs. Tennessee Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The 18th-ranked Florida Gators take on the 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers in their rivalry game in the Third Saturday of September. Here is all the schedule, TV information, and current betting line.

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