For 42 minutes, the Tennessee Vols seemed to live up to the hype that propelled them into the top 25. Big Orange was on the brink of snapping a seven game skid against the Florida Gators and jumping into the front seat of the SEC East race, then things completely unraveled.
The second half woes continued for Tennessee in big games. Tyler Bray was 13-23 in the first half for 153 yards, two scores and a pick
In the second half, he was a different man, going 9-21 for 104 yards and an interception. Tennessee outgained the Gators 220-176 in the first half, only to watch Florida roll up 379 total yards in the second, while holding the Vols to just 120.
To win in the SEC, you have to run the ball and stop the run, and the Gators amassed 250 rushing yards in the second half, holding the Vols to a paltry 16.