Gators still streaking over Vols, beat Tennessee 33-23

Florida has now won seven straight games against the Vols.

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.


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  • by billy heaton Location: johnson city on Sep 20, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    FOR ALL U U T FANS,THAT STRANGE SENSATION U FEEL IN UR REAR END IS ANOTHER LOSS TO THE GATORS.WELL,IT WASNT RAINING,THEY ALL USED THE SAME SIZE CLEATS,SO WHATS UR EXCUSE THIS YEAR?THEY CHOCKED AGAIN,AS USUAL.
  • by jac on Sep 19, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    I agree I seen the same thing not just once it happen a lot
  • by Heather Location: St Augustine FL on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    I have been TN fan for 34 years. It was at my second time I had been in the swamp. It was the second time I walked out crying. I think our team played well considering the environment and youth; however I was disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm when good plays were completed. Why does our Vols continue to get so intimidated by the Gators? I hope Hunter is okay, Keep your heads up guys, the season has just began!
  • by selina Location: maryville on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM
    Thought we played a good game could have been better in the first half
  • by william Location: crossville on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:14 PM
    7 n a row 4 the GATORS ! Glad their D B's couldn't catch or we would have been blown out. 2 bad bout J. Hunter hope it's just a sprain. Grads Gator fans. GO VOLS!!!
    • reply
      by jack on Sep 19, 2011 at 08:21 AM in reply to william
      I agree I seen the same thing

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