By Mike Brandes – OnlyGators.com Contributor
Coming off a tough showdown on the road at Alabama, the Florida Gators will have a bye week before entering Knoxville, Tennessee, and the not-so-friendly confines of Neylend Stadium when it squares off against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Florida will be facing Tennessee for the 44th time in program history, looking to extend its series winning streak to 10-straight games dating back to 2005.
The Volunteers are looking to find some momentum in the second year under head coach Butch Jones, the program’s third coach in five seasons. Under Jones, Tennessee upset then-No. 11 South Carolina 23-21 last season, one of its few highlights of the 2013 campaign. The Vols also lost four-straight games, however, with blowout losses to Alabama, Missouri and Auburn as well as a close defeat at the hands of Vanderbilt.
|FLORIDA GATORS||TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS|
|Head Coach: Will Muschamp (Year: 4)||Head Coach: Butch Jones (Year: 2)|
|2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5)||2013 Record: 5-7 (2-6)|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Southeastern|
|Common Opponents: 1-4||Common Opponents: 2-3|
|Scoring Offense: T-112th (18.8 ppg)||Scoring Offense: 94th (23.8 ppg)|
|Scoring Defense: 15th (21.1 ppg)||Scoring Defense: T-78th (29.0 ppg)|