ESPN’s FPI predicts outcome of Tennessee vs. Florida
ESPN’s FPI has projected the outcome of Saturday’s SEC East primetime matchup between Tennessee and Florida in Gainesville. All-time, the series favors the Gators, who lead 31-21.
Last year’s game between the 2 teams in Knoxville went the way of the Volunteers. Hendon Hooker threw for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing for 112 yards and a score as the Vols topped the Gators 38-33. Hooker outdueled Anthony Richardson, who had 2 touchdowns both on the ground and through the air while passing for 453 yards.
The FPI projection for this one is tight, but it has made the call for Tennessee, who is shown as having a 53.8 percent chance of victory.
Tennessee is currently 2-0 after wins over Virginia (49-13) and Austin Peay (30-13). Meanwhile, Florida is 1-1 after a season-opening loss at Utah (24-11) followed by a blowout win over McNeese (49-7).
Kickoff between the Volunteers and Gators from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is set for 7 p.m., with the game to be televised on ESPN.