A 27-point second half led to the Florida Gators picking up the 37-20 win in Knoxville Saturday night.
Trailing 20-13 late in the third quarter, Trey Burton tied the game by running 80-yards for the touchdown. Just a few minutes later, Jeff Driskel completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed to give the Gators their first lead since the first quarter.
Driskel had one more touchdown pass, this time to Frankie Hammond for 75-yards. Caleb Sturgis had two field goals for the Gators in the second half.
The Volunteers did score a touchdown in the third quarter, but missed the extra point.
Burton helped the Gators strike first in the first quarter when he had a 14-yard run for a touchdown. Burton had three carries for 91 yards.
Tyler Bray tied the game later in the first quarter when he completed 2-yard TD pass to Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson finished the game with 75 yards receiving.
Bray tacked on another touchdown pass when he completed one for Mychal Rivera for six yards. Florida trailed 14-10 at halftime.
Driskel finished strong by completing 14-of-20 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Bray had a rough finish for Tennessee, he had 258 yards and two touchdowns passing, but was picked off twice.
Mike Gillislee led the Gators in rushing, carrying the ball 19 times for 119 yards.
Tennessee’s Justin Hunter led the game in receiving, catching five passes for 76 yards.
Florida plays Kentucky at home next week, while the Volunteers will try to get back on track next Saturday against Akron.