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#14 Tennessee Volunteers rally from behind to beat #19 Florida Gators 38-28

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 14/12 Tennessee scored 38-straight points, Joshua Dobbs was responsible for five touchdowns and the Vols roared back in the second half to take a 38-28 victory over No. 19/16 Florida.

Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) trailed 21-0 in the second quarter and 21-3 at the half. After Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC) had outgained UT 300-162 in the first half, the Vols dominated the second half with 336 yards to the Gators’ 102. Derek Barnett sparked the defense in the second half with a pair of sacks on key third downs.

With the win, Tennessee snapped an 11-game losing streak against Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC). The Vols also earned their first win in its SEC opener since 2004 when they also defeated the Gators 30-28 to begin the conference schedule.

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) drops back to pass the ball against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) drops back to pass the ball against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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