No Florida hangover

Tennessee fans who are worried about a Florida hangover affecting the Vols' performance tonight against Ohio University can relax.

The fact is, the Big Orange has so much experience at bouncing back from losses to the Gators that it has become pretty good at it.

Counting last Saturday's 23-13 loss at The Swamp, Tennessee has dropped 13 of the past 17 meetings with Florida. For what it's worth, the Big Orange went 10-2 following losses to Florida between 1993 and 2008. Most of the wins were lopsided, including a 70-3 blowout of Louisiana-Monroe in 2000.

Here's a recap:

1993: UT lost 41-34 at Florida, then beat LSU 42-20.

1994: UT lost 31-0 to Florida, then lost at Mississippi State 24-21.

1995: UT lost 62-37 at Florida, then beat Mississippi State 52-14.

1996: UT lost 35-29 to Florida, then beat Ole Miss 41-3.

1997: UT lost 33-20 at Florida, then beat Ole Miss 31-17.

1999: UT lost 23-21 at Florida, then beat Memphis 17-16.

2000: UT lost 27-23 to Florida, then beat Louisiana-Monroe 70-3.

2002: UT lose 30-13 to Florida, then beat Rutgers 35-14.

2005: UT lost 16-7 at Florida, then beat LSU 30-27 in overtime.

2006: UT lost 21-20 to Florida, then beat Marshall 33-7.

2007: UT lost 59-20 at Florida, then beat Arkansas State 48-27.

2008: UT lost 30-6 to Florida, then lost 14-12 at Auburn.


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