Florida running back Chris Rainey (1) runs past Tennessee defensive lineman Jacques Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WVLT/AP) -- Chris Rainey had 233 total yards, including an 83-yard touchdown catch, and No. 16 Florida beat rival Tennessee 33-23 Saturday and extended two decades of dominance in the Southeastern Conference series.
Rainey finished with 108 yards rushing, 104 yards receiving and blocked a punt that led to a field goal. His touchdown pretty much sealed it, allowing the Gators (3-0, 1-0) to push their winning streak in the series to seven games.
Florida has won 16 of 22 since the Eastern Division teams started playing annually in 1990. The Volunteers (2-1, 0-1) had hoped to end the streak with quarterback Tyler Bray, but it ended with another Florida celebration in the Swamp.
Rainey and a swarming defense had a lot to do with this one.