GAINESVILLE — The 2012 Florida-Tennessee game is a prime example of how one early game, one victory or defeat, can impact the course of an entire season.
At this time a year ago, there was a buzz around Knoxville that the Vols were back, that they were all set to re-emerge as a serious contender in the SEC East. That buzz, that belief, would be validated with a win over Florida, a victory that would end UT’s seven-game losing streak to the Gators.
It didn’t happen, of course. Despite a frenzied atmosphere in Neyland Stadium, the Gators came from behind with a strong second half to vanquish the Vols 37-20.
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