Florida beats Tennessee on 63-yard Hail Mary


According to SportsBook Review, the Gators will be laying 4.5 points at home to the visiting Volunteers. It seems like every time the Gators and Vols meet, the second half is electric. Running back John Kelly got a 34-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-10.

Florida struggled in its opening game against No. 11 MI (L 17-33).

Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady has officially taken over the reins as the Vols' starter, per the team's Week 3 depth chart. The Vols kicked a short field goal after that, knotting the score at 20-all. This one was separated by no more than one possession for most of the game, until the fourth quarter.

After Florida's more than decade long winning streak was broken by Joshua Dobbs, Alvin Kamara, and the Vols previous year, the Gators responded in a big way.

In Florida's opener against MI, they rushed for only 11 yards and had 154 total yards. Especially with how much MI has struggled since.

"He showed me he can throw it a long ways", Gators coach Jim McElwain said of Franks during a post-game interview with CBS. Franks, rolling right and coming dangerously close to the line of scrimmage, uncorked a bomb down the middle to Cleveland, who beat free safety Micah Abernathy and caught the ball over his shoulder for the winning score.

The sight of losing on the final play is a bit of a role reversal for Butch Jones.

Saturday's SEC opener for No. 23 Tennessee and No. 24 Florida wasn't a pretty one, but in the end the host Gators authored a finish that few will forget anytime soon.