The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers are all knotted up 7-7 after the first fifteen minutes of play. Vols QB Tyler Bray leads both teams in passing with 79 yards and a touchdown but did have a bad interception that set up the Gators only score. Both teams have been struggling on third down, combining to go 0-6 in that area when looking for a first.
The Gators began the game with an three-and-out but got a big break when linebacker Lerentee McCray intercepted Bray and returned it 25 yards to Tennessee's 35. Florida QB Jeff Driskel would then complete a 20-yard pass to TE Jordan Reed before RB Trey Burton scampered in from 14 yards out for the touchdown.
Tennessee would respond later in the first when Bray hooked up with WR Justin Hunter on a 40-yard strike to get things rolling. A pass interference play would then set up a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Cordarrelle Patterson, capping off a scoring drive that only lasted a little over a minute.