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Tuesday September 11, 2012Countdown to Kickoff: Florida vs. Tennessee Game Notes

Fresh off a thrilling 20-17 come-from-behind win at Texas A&M, the No. 18/17 Gators (2-0, 1-0 SEC) remain on the road for a showdown at No. 23 Tennessee.

For the second straight week ESPN College Game Day will broadcast from the site of the Gators’ game marking the 34th time UF has been a part of the Game Day broadcast, the highest total in the nation.

The Gators are looking for their first road win against a ranked opponent since defeating No. 4 LSU in Baton Rouge in 2009. Sophomore signal-caller Jeff Driskel was efficient in his first full start at Texas A&M last weekend and hopes to build on that performance in another hostile environment this Saturday.

The Gators will continue to ride the legs of Mike Gillislee, who through two games has carried 38 times for an SEC-leading 231 yards and four touchdowns (tied for the SEC lead).

Tennessee is 2-0 on the year after wins over NC State (35-21) and Georgia State (51-13) to open the season. The Vols are led by quarterback Tyler Bray, who has completed 45-of-61 passes for 643 yards and 6 touchdowns. Wide receiver Justin Hunter, returning from a season-ending injury, has 17 catches for 219 yards and 3 touchdowns.


View this week’s complete game notes (here)

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