Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators by the numbers

Tennessee is 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2004.

KNOXVILLE - The Tennessee Volunteers host the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s game by the numbers.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, and CBS will broadcast the game.

11-game losing streak to Florida

The Vols have lost 11 consecutive games to the Gators. Tennessee last beat Florida in a 30-28 contest at Neyland Stadium on Sept. 18, 2004.

Florida leads the all-time series 26-19

Saturday marks the 46th contest between the two schools.

The Gators won 28-27 last year, coming back from a 13-point deficit with 14 points in the final four minutes.

No. 19 / No. 16 Florida at No. 14/No. 12 Tennessee

Tennessee is ranked No. 14 in the AP Top 25 Poll, and No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

Florida is ranked No. 19 in the AP Top 25 Poll, and No. 16 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

Saturday marks the first meeting between the two programs since 2012 in which both teams enter the game ranked and unbeaten.

The Vols enter Saturday on a nine-game winning streak dating back to last season. The Gators have won three consecutive games.

Tennessee started the season 3-0 for the first time since 2004. Florida is 3-0 for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons.

8-11 vs. 23-7

Since 1995, Tennessee is 8-11 and Florida is 23-7 in games with GameDay present.

Saturday marks the 35th GameDay involving Florida. Only Alabama (37) has been involved on GameDay more. It’s also the eighth Tennessee - Florida matchup GameDay has visited, which ties it with Florida - Florida State for the show’s most-covered rivalry.

Tennessee is 1-5 in SEC home games with GameDay present. The Vols are 2-6 when hosting GameDay in Knoxville.

UT did beat Virginia Tech when GameDay was in Bristol two weeks ago.

Saturday marks the 11th time the show originates from the state of Tennessee. Vanderbilt hosted GameDay in Nashville in a 14-13 win against Auburn on Oct. 4, 2008.

ESPN analyst Lee Corso is 3-3 (1-2 in Knoxville and 2-1 in Gainesville) in his picks between Tennessee and Florida headgear. Corso has picked the favorites in all six matchups.

Tennessee is a seven-point favorite headed into Saturday’s game against Florida, according to Bovada.

Corso is 185-94 all-time in headgear picks, and correctly predicted Tennessee would beat Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.

Tennessee is 1-2 in its “smokey grey” uniforms

The two losses were when gray Tennessee gear was still provided by Adidas.  The Vols are undefeated in the Nike versions of the "smokey greys."

The Vols wore the Nike grays in 2015 and recorded a 38-31 comeback victory against the Georgia Bulldogs.

0-2 in Checker Neyland games

Tennessee is 0-2 in checker Neyland Stadium games, losing 10-9 to Florida on Oct. 4, 2014, and losing 31-24 in double overtime to Oklahoma on Sept. 12, 2015.

The idea was inspired by the Vols’ visit to Oklahoma in 2013, when the Sooner fans striped their stadium in red and white for the game.

Neyland Stadium turns 95

Saturday marks the 95th anniversary of Tennessee’s first-ever game at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee defeated Emory and Henry 27-0 in the venue’s opener on Sept. 24, 1921. The stadium had 3,200 seats in 17 rows on the west side on the field on opening day.

Photo Gallery: Neyland Stadium

 

Nine players from Florida on Vols’ roster

Tennessee has nine players on its roster from the state of Florida: Latrell Williams, Tyler Byrd, Dillon Bates, Brandon Johnson, Carlin Fils-Aime, Jakob Johnson, Corey Vereen, Kenny Bynum and Marcus Tatum.

Florida has no players on its roster from the state of Tennessee.

$160

The cheapest tickets to Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium on ticket website StubHub are $160 as of Thursday afternoon.

A single ticket was listed for as much as $750 on StubHub.

Tickets were a bit cheaper at $135 per ticket on Vivid Seats as of Thursday afternoon.

The median ticket price on Vivid Seats was $319, which ranked No. 7 as the most in-demand matchup by median ticket price for college football regular season games. Tennessee's home matchup against Alabama on Oct. 15 ranked No. 4 with a median ticket price of $350.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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