Vols looking to play best game of season against UF
After a stunning loss in its season-opener to struggling UCLA, followed by a win over undermanned UAB, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said he hopes his team can play its best game of the season so far when the Gators arrive in Knoxville Saturday afternoon.
The unranked Vols are still reeling over the loss to UCLA, but Fulmer said now is the time to put that to rest and move on.
"This is always an exciting game to play in,'' Fulmer said. "We hope to play our best football game of the year. We haven't played quite as consistent as we would like to, and that's been one of the issues when we played Florida the last couple of years.''
The Gators have won 11 of the last 15 meetings against the Vols, including three straight. Fulmer said uncharacteristic mistakes have hurt the Vols.
"We've given up a play or two that really turned the game around, he said. "Last year, we turned the ball over late in the third quarter when it was still a close game, and a couple of years ago a couple of kicking game errors hurt. Those are things we've certainly got to eliminate for this game.''