Jauan Jennings discusses the Vols' upcoming trip to The Swamp: 'It's going to be crazy'
As a redshirt senior, wide receiver Jauan Jennings is in his fifth year at Tennessee. So he knows all about the Vols’ rivalry with Florida and what those games entail.
This weekend, the Vols and Gators will continue that “Third Saturday in September” series. And with Jennings and Tennessee going to Florida for the first time since 2017, they know what to expect when they arrive.
“It’s going to be crazy. The level it’s going to be is crazy,” Jennings told the media this week. “We’re going to have lots of energy. We’ve been having lots of energy since that last game I told you all we were going to come out with energy. This whole team’s ready. We’re fired up. Like I said, it’s a road game, going into ‘The Swamp’ — Florida. How else can you put it? It’s an SEC game. We’re going to go out there and give our all and that’s all that matters.”
The Vols will hope that leads to better results than recent years. They’ve dropped 13 of their last 14 games against the Gators, with the lone win coming in Knoxville in 2016. Tennessee hasn’t won in Gainesville since 2003.
Because of Florida’s recent success in the rivalry, it now leads the all-time series 28-20.
If the Vols win on Saturday, they’re going to have to pull off an upset. They’ve struggled to begin the year, opening 1-2, while the Gators are 3-0 and ranked No. 9 in the country.
Tennessee and Florida are set to kick off on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.