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Volunteers Seek Change Of Fortune Against No. 19 Florida

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Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson is tackled by Florida's Loucheiz Purifoy during the first quarter of a 20-37 loss on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo) Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson is tackled by Florida's Loucheiz Purifoy during the first quarter of a 20-37 loss on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley said he sometimes sings along to "Rocky Top" while hearing it over and over again whenever the Gators face Tennessee.

Easley said that when "something gets so annoying, you got to make the best out of it."

Lately, that's about the only way Tennessee has been able to bother Florida.

Florida has beaten Tennessee eight consecutive times, which represents the Gators' longest winning streak in the 42-game history of this series. Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 Southeastern Conference) hasn't defeated Florida (1-1, 0-0) since a 30-28 victory in 2004.

The Volunteers also have lost their last 17 games against ranked opponents and are 1-23 versus Top 25 teams since 2008.

The 19th-ranked Gators try to continue their recent mastery of this rivalry Saturday at The Swamp.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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