Florida may be the team in this matchup knocking at the door of earning a spot in the upcoming College Football Playoff but Tennessee is giving the Gators all they can handle on Rocky Top.

Tennessee actually had the lead in this game before Florida scored a second-quarter touchdown to take control of this game.

In his first start for the Volunteers, true freshman Harrison Bailey has performed up to the level of his high school billing as the former elite Georgia signal-caller is making enough plays to keep Florida’s defense on its heels. Bailey has completed eight of 12 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Kyle Trask has completed 21 of 28 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns. Florida star tight end Kyle Pitts has just two catches for 30 yards in the game at the halftime break.

Here is what Mullen had to say about his team’s showing in the first half against Tennessee.