The No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers are set to visit the No. 24 Florida Gators for their first SEC game of 2017.
The game is taking place in Gainesville after the threat of Hurricane Irma forced the conference and schools to look at alternate, neutral site locations.
Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady has officially taken over the reins as the Vols' starter, per the team's Week 3 depth chart. Dormady's last time out in Tennessee's 42-7 win over Indiana State saw him go 13-of-18 for 194 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Dormady will have a trio of new weapons to choose from in the passing game; wide receivers Josh Smith, LaTrell Williams and Tyler Byrd are expected to play Saturday. Smith missed the first two games with a shoulder injury, while Williams and Byrd were held out from the Indiana State game.
Defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. will miss the Florida game, and potentially the rest of the season, with a knee injury.
Kick returner and safety Evan Berry will miss Saturday's game, too. Freshman Ty Chandler is expected to handle kick return duties, as he did rather successfully against Indiana State.
The Gators cancelled their Week 2 game against Northern Colorado due to the hurricane.
Florida had suspended ten players prior to the start of the season, including star wide receiver Antonio Callaway and top running back Jordan Scarlett. It is unclear whether they will play against the Vols. Coach Jim McElwain said there was no update on the suspended players during his Wednesday news conference, likely indicating they would return for Saturday's game.
UPDATE 3:33 P.M.: Nine Gators remain suspended for the game. 247Sports' Thomas Goldkamp says they weren't even near the team during warmups or in pads.
UPDATE 3:54 P.M.:Gators kick a field goal on the opening drive to take a 3-0 lead.
UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: Vols QB Quinten Dormady throws an interception on Tennessee's first drive to give the Gators the ball back.
End of first quarter: Gators have a 3-0 lead.
UPDATE 4:24: Tennessee LB Colton Jumper sacks Feleipe Franks.
UPDATE 4:37: Tennessee DE Darrell Taylor sacks Feleipe Franks.
UPDATE 4:39: Florida kicks a field goal to increase their lead, 6-0.
UPDATE 4:50: Brent Cimaglia kicks a 51-yard field goal. Florida leads 6-3.
UPDATE 5:05: Cimaglia misses a 47-yard field goal to tie the game.
HALFTIME: Florida leads 6-3.
UPDATE 6:30: John Kelly rushes from 30 yards out for a touchdown. Tennessee trails, 13-10.
UPDATE 6:48: Dormady throws a touchdown pass to TE Ethan Wolfe. Tennessee trails 20-17.
UPDATE 6:51 Rashaun Gaulden interception.
UPDATE: Aaron Medly kicks a field goal to tie the game at 20.
UPDATE: Franks throws a 63-yard Hail Mary pass to Tyrie Cleveland as time expires. Florida wins 26-20
We will update this article with in-game developments.
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