Florida beats Tennessee on last-second Hail Mary at the Swamp

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Not to mention, Florida really needed a victory over a top 25 opponent after their 33-16 defeat to the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines in Week 1. That's right, Saturday will be rocking in The Swamp down in Gainesville, as the No. 24 Florida Gators will host the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers to open SEC play. Since the Florida defense played so well, both offenses ended up struggling. His first touchdown pass of the contest came midway through the final stanza, when he found Brandon Powell from five yards out to give Florida a 20-10 lead.

The tying field goal was set up when Franks was intercepted by Rashaan Gaulden.

After some terrible clock management left just nine seconds on the clock, Franks and the Gators appeared to be playing for overtime.

Defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. will miss the Florida game, and potentially the rest of the season, with a knee injury.

That the game was even close was a product of some late-game Tennessee heroics and late-game mismanagement on the part of the Gators. In addition to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Gators blew an 18-point lead in the second half to lose 38-28 in Tennessee last season, snapping an 11-game losing streak against Florida. 12th win over Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) in their last 13 meetings.

On the ensuing Tennessee drive, the Gators forced the Volunteers into a third-and-19 predicament. Running back John Kelly went off for 128 yards and four touchdowns, while receiver Marquez Callaway caught two of the TD passes. The Vols kicked a short field goal after that, knotting the score at 20-all.

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