Postgame Notes: #19 Florida 31, Tennessee 17

Sept. 21, 2013

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• Tennessee's all-time record now stands at 801-356-53.
• The Vols are now 19-24 all-time against Florida
• Tennessee is now 3-3 all-time on September 21. Last three games on this date came vs. Florida in 1996 (L, 29-35), 2002 (L, 13-30) and 2013 (L, 17-31)
• With the loss, the Gators extended their win-streak over Tennessee to nine games dating back to Sept. 29, 2004.
• Tennessee has still scored at least 30 points vs. Florida only twice in the last 12 meetings, winning both games 2001, 34-32 and 2004, 30-28
Butch Jones is now 2-2 at Tennessee and owns a career record of 52-29. • Jones suffered his first conference opening loss as a head coach after going 6-0 at Central Michigan and Cincinnati
• Tennessee is 2-2 in coin tosses this season after winning today's flip.
• UT is 1-2 when winning the coin flip and 1-0 when losing the toss.
• Today's attendance was 90,074


• #3 Byron Moore, #41 Dontavis Sapp, #45 A.J. Johnson, #64 James Stone


• The Vols got on the board first thanks to a pick six by freshman walk-on DB Devaun Swafford.
• The catch marked Swafford's first career interception and touchdown.
• Swafford became the third Vol this season to record a pick-six and had the longest return of the season, a 62-yard run to the endzone.
• The interception was also the eighth of the season for the Vols
• Entering the game the Vols ranked second in the country in interceptions with seven (Northwestern-8)


• For the fourth game in a row, senior Michael Palardy handled all of the kicking duties for the Vols
• Palardy had his first true field goal test on the season attempting a 44-yard FG on the Vols opening drive of the second half.
• With the make, Palardy stays perfect on the year in kicks, 3-for-3, as well as extra points 17-for-17
• Palardy also added three punts for a 41.7 avg.


• Sophomore wide receiver Pig Howard tallied the third touchdown of his career and second of the season on an 18-yard catch from Justin Worley in the fourth quarter, the Vols second TD of the game.
• Howard finished with four receptions for 75 yards both career highs for the sophomore
• On that touchdown drive, freshman Marqez North picked up the longest catch of his career, a 32 yard reception from Worley to help set up the score.
• After suffering a season-ending ACL injury last season against Florida, Brian Randolph bounced back this year and finished the game with 11 tackles, his second career 10-tackle game. (Career best 12 tackles Nov. 26, 2011 vs. Kentucky)
A.J. Johnson recorded his first 10-tackle game of the season with 10 today vs. Florida. It was his 14th career 10-tackle game
Jason Croom reeled in a 24-yard catch, the longest of his career on Tennessee's final drive


• Tyler Murphy hit up Quinton Dunbar for a 31 yard pass play down the right sideline. After review, Dunbar's foot was inbounds as he made the catch. CONFIRMED




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