1. Local products: Running back Matt Jones (Armwood) scored on a 2-yard run to help the Gators rally from a 9-0 deficit with under 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter. He finished Saturday with 114 yards on 23 carries, for a 5-yard average. Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (Wharton) had a touchdown-saving interception to swing the momentum Florida's way early in the third quarter. Chaz Green (Tampa Catholic) started at right tackle. The offensive line gave up a season-high three sacks.
2. The Treon effect: Florida fans got their first glimpse of freshman quarterback Treon Harris since his outing against Eastern Michigan in Week 2. Harris took over for Jeff Driskel, who threw three interceptions, at the start of the fourth quarter. Harris' first drive went five plays and 30 yards for a touchdown. He finished 2-for-4 for 17 yards and rushed four times for another 24 yards. Coach Will Muschamp said postgame that he's unsure whether the quarterback change is permanent.
3. Defensive rebound: After giving up a program-high 672 yards in total offense to Alabama two weeks ago, the Gators held the Vols to 233, and forced three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble. Tennessee's third-down conversion rate was 29 percent.
Sights and sounds
It was a checkered Neyland Stadium - the Vols faithful mirrored the checkered pattern in the end zone by planning beforehand to wear orange or white depending on what section they were sitting in. They executed it perfectly, a pretty cool sight. ...Rapper Lil' Jon, whose Turn Down For What has been used in Neyland Stadium on every defensive third down, recorded a video that played on the stadium's Jumbotron supporting the program and its usage of the song.
"Put Kyle Christy at quarterback." - @edsbs
"Florida with Driskel is the 3 D's. Disgusting - Despicable - Display. Treon Harris NEEDS To Be PLAYING & NOW!!!" - @Coach_BTW
"Florida boosters gotta be wondering how much it will take to get Dan Mullen to Knoxville for the start of the 4th. Can still win this game" - @Aaron_Torres
"TREON IS FREE!!!!!" - @cvas
"Florida's going to end up winning this game after doing zip for three quarters." - @slmandel
The sun may have set on the Driskel era.
Morgan Moriarty, Times correspondent