But it had never lost one in the heartbreaking fashion it lost on Saturday afternoon. Later in the fourth, Florida freshman tailback Malik Davis appeared to score a game-sealing 76-yard touchdown, but a replay review showed Davis fumbled before he reached the end zone.
Jones said "it's on me" as he cited "overall discipline, our fundamentals, our details", for the loss. "What happened, happened. I don't want to believe it happened, but it did".
Jones also said the Vols played nickel (five defensive backs) instead of dime (six defensive backs) on the final play because of injuries.
Maybe the Gators will be able to figure it out on offense with Franks going forward?
But in the delirium Florida's punter has tweeted one of the most savage of all barbs at the Vols, albeit one which isn't unique. The Mustangs (2-1) led 19-7 before Kenny Hill threw three TD passes in the final 7½ minutes of the second quarter. Game time is to be determined as of this report.
Tennessee missed three field goals on the day as quarterback Quinten Dormady struggled, finishing the day 21-for-39 with 259 yards passing but threw three interceptions and only one touchdown. But Florida freshman C.J. Henderson has been able to do that on defense.
Just when it seemed Tennessee was out of it, a tremendous hustle play by the defense pulled the Volunteers right back in Saturday's game against the Florida Gators. They certainly did on this play.
Townsend had a typically solid game, averaging 44.8 yards per punt with a long of 59 when the Gators needed it the most. On the play before that, Florida didn't call timeout and ran the ball.
On the first possession, they had first and goal from inside the one, but had a false start and a bad incompletion before Dormady threw an interception. Henderson's second career pick-six came two weeks after he ran an interception back 41 yards for a score against MI on September 2. Again, Kelly was missing in action. "Red zone, goal line, those were the critical plays we didn't make". "They know that for them to get to where they want to go they have to come to The Swamp and take it from the Gators".
"With Hurricane Irma, we had to come out and get the W", Cleveland told ESPN.
Before the snap on Franks' touchdown to Cleveland, nine seconds remained on the game clock.