Up next for Tennessee: Florida Gators and Heisman frontrunner Kyle Trask on CBS

Blake Toppmeyer
Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee will host Florida (7-1) on Saturday, as the Gators aim to continue their dominance in the rivalry series.

Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

Florida has won 14 of the past 15 matchups against the Vols (2-5).

Heisman Trophy frontrunner Kyle Trask leads the Gators. The senior quarterback paces the nation with 34 touchdown passes, compared to three interceptions. He is 195-of-273 passing (71.4%) for 2,810 yards.

Trask is at no shortage of receiving options, but the most talented is tight end Kyle Pitts, a menace in the red zone. He has 29 receptions for 513 yards and 11 touchdowns in just six games, having missed two games because of a concussion.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney has a team-high 45 catches for 541 yards with seven touchdowns, and he also returned a punt for a score in Florida's 34-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Dameon Pierce leads Florida with 412 rushing yards on 80 carries with three touchdowns.

Florida ranks second in the SEC in scoring at 43.4 points per game.

The Gators' improving defense has an SEC-best 52 tackles for loss, led by linebacker Brenton Cox Jr.'s seven, which includes four sacks.

Linebacker Ventrell Miller has a team-high 52 tackles.

Florida leads the all-time series 29-20.

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