Neyland Stadium is successfully checkered for this afternoon’s SEC East battle with Florida, but that is probably the only thing that looks good in this game. Tennessee leads the Gators 3-0 at the half.
Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley has been accurate with his passing, completing 16 of 19 pass attempts for 126 yards, but it has not paid off much for the home team so far. Tennessee has completed just three out of nine third-down situations, but Florida is not doing any better. The two teams combined for fewer than 300 yards of offense in the first half and neither offense is finding a rhythm to build on.
Aaron Medley‘s 36-yard field goal early in the second quarter broke the scoreless tie after Tennessee managed to pick up just 36 yards on eight plays.
Tennessee’s LaDarrell McNeil was called for targetting Florida quarterback Jeff Driskell in the second quarter, but after the refs got a chance to review the play on video, as is standard procedure for targetting calls this season, the call was overturned. This looked to be the correct call, as the ground may have hit Driskell harder than McNeil.
The game may not be pretty, but once again, at least Neyland Stadium looks awesome this afternoon.
— Vol Photos (@Vol_Photos) October 4, 2014