KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Florida started its pivotal SEC East showdown with Tennessee by building a quick three-touchdown lead Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
The rest of the game belonged to the Vols, as they handed the Gators their biggest collapse since 2003.
No. 14-ranked Tennessee scored 38 straight points — all but 3 after halftime — on the way to a 38-28 win over No. 19 Florida.
The Gators, who led 21-0 before Tennessee got on the scoreboard with a field goal late in the second quarter, haven’t squandered a lead that big in a loss since being up 23 points on Miami in 2003 before an eventual 38-33 Hurricanes victory in the Orange Bowl.
Miami scored 28 unanswered points in that game.