247Sports made quite a prediction this week for the Tennessee Vols‘ matchup in Knoxville on Saturday against the Florida Gators.

The national sports media outlet doesn’t just have Tennessee winning, they have the Vols cruising to an easy victory against the Gators.

247Sports has the Vols winning 34-17 on Saturday, which would be Tennessee’s biggest margin of victory in the rivalry since 1992 when the Vols beat Florida 31-14.

From 247Sports:

The pick: Tennessee -10.5 — Laying this many points with the Volunteers considering they’ve lost five straight against the Gators is teetering on the brink of insanity, but I do feel like this is Tennessee’s year to do something special in the SEC. Josh Heupel’s team may not win the East considering they play Georgia on the road and Alabama in Knoxville a few weeks from now, but the momentum is noticeable and Neyland Stadium will be rocking on Saturday night. Couple that with Anthony Richardson’s obvious struggles and that leads to a big win for the home team in this rivalry.

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Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker (5) before Tennessee’s home football game against Akron in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.
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All signs are pointing to a big win for the Vols this week. Florida has been shaky to start the season and their offensive approach in recent weeks has been weakened due to their quarterback situation (UF’s top backup is injured and starter Anthony Richardson has been banged up a bit).

But this is still Tennessee/Florida, so whatever it says should happen on paper, isn’t necessarily what’s going to go down on Saturday evening in Neyland Stadium.

This is a big one for the Vols. It’s as close to a must-win game as we’ve seen so far during the Josh Heupel era. Losing a game where Tennessee is favored by double digits would be a massive red flag for Heupel. A win, however, would allow Vols fans to breathe a deep sigh of relief for the first time since beating Florida in 2016.

While we don’t know what the outcome will be on Saturday, we do know one thing for sure — Knoxville is going to be electric with the Gators coming to town.

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