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College football scouting report: No. 18 Florida Gators at No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers, 6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN, 1250-AM

The Volunteers (2-0, 0-0 SEC) will try to end a seven-game losing streak to the Gators (2-0, 1-0) in the first night game between the two teams in eight years. Florida is coming off a big road win against Texas A&M last week and is hoping to keep the momentum.

Watch out for …

The running game. Tennessee's obvious strength is its passing game led by QB Tyler Bray. The Vols lead the SEC in passing offense (353.5) and in two games Bray has thrown for 643 yards. Florida, on the other hand, will take sophomore Jeff Driskel on the road for the second consecutive week. But if history is any indication, this game won't be won in the air. The team that has rushed for more yards has won the past nine meetings between these two teams, 21 of the past 22. Which puts the emphasis on Gator RB Mike Gillislee, who leads the SEC in rushing, averaging 115 yards per game. Gillislee has been nursing a sore groin, but reserves Mack Brown and Matt Jones have proven to be capable when called upon. If the Vols get the running game going, the Gators' secondary has to be ready for what Bray could unleash.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

College football scouting report: No. 18 Florida Gators at No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers, 6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN, 1250-AM 09/14/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:02pm]
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