Tennessee (2-1) at No. 19 Florida (1-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Line: Florida by 17.

Series record: Florida leads 23-19.


Florida has won eight in a row against rival Tennessee, the longest streak in the series since the Volunteers claimed the first 10 meetings between 1916 and 1953.


Tennessee's experienced offensive line vs. Florida's deep defensive front. The Volunteers start four seniors and a junior up front, a line that averages 312 pounds. Florida's strength is its D-line. The Gators have allowed 100 yards rushing in two games and gotten pressure without blitzing.


Tennessee: LB A.J. Johnson led the Southeastern Conference and ranked sixth in the nation with 138 tackles last season. He also played a little offense, running 12 times for 19 yards and five touchdowns in the team's "Beast Package." One of those scores came against the Gators.

Florida: RB Matt Jones, who ran 18 times for 47 yards in his season debut two weeks ago at Miami, is trying to show he's fully recovered from a viral infection that hospitalized him for eight days and caused him to miss weeks of fall practice. Jones insists he's back to full speed and ready for a big game.


Tennessee is tied for third in the nation with nine turnovers, including seven interceptions. Florida QB Jeff Driskel has 10 turnovers, including six INTs, in his team's last three losses. ... The Volunteers haven't won in Gainesville since 2003. ... Tennessee has dropped 17 in a row against ranked teams. The Vols also have lost eight straight on the road in league play. ... Florida has won eight consecutive SEC openers. The Gators are trying to rebound from a tough loss at Miami. They dominated the Hurricanes in yardage (413-212) and first downs (22-10), but lost because of five turnovers that included two costly mistakes in the red zone. ... The team that has won the rushing battle in this series has won 21 of the last 23 games.