Tennessee Vols leave The Swamp winless — again — during their game against Florida on Sept. 16. The Vols have not won in Gainesville since 2003.
Calvin Mattheis, Caitlin McMekin, Ayrika Whitney/Knoxville News-Sentinel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nine seconds – Sixty-three yards from the end zone, T.J. McCoy snaps the ball to Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks.

Eight seconds – Tennessee defensive end Jonathan Kongbo beats Florida right tackle Jawaan Taylor off the edge.

Seven seconds – Kongbo gets his right hand on Franks’ thigh, but Franks leaks right out of the pocket.

Six seconds – While escaping danger from Kongbo, Franks scans the field for options.

Five seconds – Franks plants his feet.

Four seconds – Franks winds his right arm and heaves a pass.

Three seconds – Franks’ pass takes flight, headed deep toward the end zone.

Two seconds – Florida wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland gains a yard of separation from UT safety Micah Abernathy. There’s no help for Abernathy. He’s the deepest Vol defender. Cleveland is 10 yards from the end zone. The ball remains in the air.

One second – Cleveland is at the goal line. He extends his hands. The ball is still in the air. Abernathy, still trailing a yard behind, lunges forward in desperation.

Zero seconds – The ball nestles into Cleveland’s hands before he collapses to the ground in the end zone.

Zero seconds – A jubilant Brandon Powell is the first Gator to reach Cleveland. He piles on top of his teammate and slaps Cleveland’s helmet in celebration.

Zero seconds – The rest of the Gators arrive, celebrating their 26-20 victory. The home fans roar.


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