For all their defensive opportunism Saturday, make no mistake: The Gators probably remain a year or two away from seriously contending again in the SEC East Division. Still, it beats the Vols, who appear a light-year or two away.
Jeremy Pruitt confirms that Quart'e Sapp left the field during the game because he wouldn't go on the field when he was told to. He asked him to leave.— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) September 23, 2018
You'll be hard-pressed to find a prettier pick than free safety Brad Stewart's diving, outstretched interception of Jarrett Guarantano's downfield heave early in the third quarter. For those scoring, that was Tennessee's sixth turnover of the game.
Lost amid Tennessee's impersonation of the 1976 Bucs (Creamsicle-orange jerseys and all) was a sparkling night by Gators punter Tommy Townsend. The redshirt junior averaged 46 yards on seven attempts, with a long of 58 and two pinned inside the 20.