– Really bad throw by Dormady almost intercepted, but he gets lucky. The Vols get a fresh set of downs to try again and Dormady throws an interception. Dawson has the Gators’ second pick of the year. Florida defense held strong on four plays inside the 5-yard line.
That gives Florida its 31st multi-interception game since 2010, the most in SEC during that span.
– Trash can sighting: Great move by Nigel Warrior to get a hand on the ball and tear it loose. Darrell Taylor recovers. Vols ball at the UF 49
– Cimaglia’s 51-yarder was the longest for UT since 2013
– Slow offense on both sides. Total yards at half: Florida 141, Vols 135. Kelly’s 38-yard run improved UT rushing to 51 yards and yards per carry average to 4.6.
– Gators lead 6-3 at the half.
– Cimaglia has the distance but is wide left from the left hash, no good from 47 yards out.
– Gators punt with 23 seconds left in the half. On the next play, John Kelly breaks out 38 yards to the UF 36-yard line with 13 seconds to go.
– UF wide receiver Brandon Powell is being attended to on the field after the kickoff. Looks like he might have tweaked his knee, but hard to tell. That could be a tough loss for Gators.
– Field goal: Brent Cimaglia good from from 51 yards. Florida leads Tennessee 6-3, 2:58 left in the second quarter. Scoring drive: 12 plays, 42 yards, 5:13
UT coach Butch Jones said in preseason that choice of kicker could depend on distance and Aaron Medley has history of struggling on kicks beyond 40 yards.
– Florida has been penalized four times for 19 yards. Tennessee has not been penalized with 3:07 left in the second.
– Field goal: Pineiro is good from 41 yards out. Gators up 6-0 at 8:11 of the second. Scoring drive: 7 plays, 32 yards, 3:46.
– Taylor looks pretty healthy has he chases Franks for a sack, loss of 15 yards.
– Whenever Dormady has to move laterally on passes, his accuracy suffers.
– Vols and Gators have traded punts since the field goal except the one interception.
– Colton Jumper gets through to Franks, sack for a loss of nine yards and Florida is forced to punt. Jumper’s first career sack.
– First quarter, total yardage: Florida, 85, UT 50. Vols have just six yards rushing
– Josh Smith sighting, back on the field for UT.
– Vols follow up with a three and out of their own. Florida ball at its 31 with 40 seconds left in the first.
– Three and out for Florida so no harm done by the interception. UT ball.
– Dormady under pressure is late and behind Chandler. David Reese interception. Florida ball at 4:07 of the first.
– Marquez Calloway does a nice job bringing down a 50/50 ball, 20-yard reception.
– Florida cornerback Duke Dawson left after last play. Trainer looks to be looking at his eye. Maybe a contact issue? Dawson is back quickly.
– Daniel Bituli started at middle linebacker for UT but Colton Jumper finished the series there.
– Field goal: Eddy Pineiro hits a 27-yard to put UF on the board first. 15-play, 65 yard scoring drive that consumed, 7:21. Gators up 3-0
UT didn’t seem to have much of an answer as the Gators marched down the field, but the Vols held UF out of the end zone.
– Taylor is back for the Vols.
– Darrell Taylor is hurt. He initially got up but then went back down. Butch Jones out there along with medical staff. Kyle Phillips replaces him. Vols were concerned about head/neck area, but Taylor stretches it out and is cleared to return.
– Sun is out and The Swamp is LOUD
– UT wins the toss and defers. Florida starts with the ball.
– Tennesse is back in action Saturday afternoon with its first SEC contest, after starting the season undefeated against Indiana State and Georgia Tech. UT (No. 23) and Florida (No. 25) kick off at 3:30 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
– The Vols haven’t beaten Florida in The Swamp since 2003. Blake Toppmeyer looked back at that game.
– Bad news for the Vols: Safety Todd Kelly Jr. will not play today and Evan Berry is still out.
– For those who like to track uniforms: Gators in all blue uniforms with orange helmets and Vols in all white with orange trim today. Both teams have Florida state outline stickers on their helmets in recognition of Irma victims.