Tennessee vs Florida: 10 Keys to the Game for Vols and Gators

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Sep 1, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans after winning in overtime against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 1, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans after winning in overtime against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee vs Florida is back, and once again this game has huge SEC East implications. Here are the 10 keys to the game for the Volunteers and Gators.

When it comes to Tennessee vs Florida, the usual rules of football always apply. You want to win the rushing battle, win the turnover battle, and play the best on special teams.

It’s essentially all the conventional rules. That was even the case in the 1990s when Steve Spurrier brought his fun-n-gun to the SEC.

For the most part, Florida has won these battles over the years. The 11-game winning streak obviously proves it.

This year, if Tennessee hopes to end that streak, they have to change that.

However, we can go deeper into how the Vols can win these battles. The Vols and Gators have both shown enough flashes over the past three weeks to give us a good idea of what both need to do to win this game.

They also both have tons of experience and a lot of returning talent. In short, this game could go any way. There’s no real magic formula for either team to win.

With two key defensive players out on Tennessee and a backup quarterback for Florida, both teams have plenty of questions going into this game. Here, we’ll take a look at what those questions are and what each team will be able to do.

Can Tennessee finally end the streak? Will the Gators continue their dominance?

Here are the 10 keys to the Tennessee vs Florida game in 2016.

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