Vanderbilt football stuns Florida, will play Tennessee for bowl eligibility

A week after snapping a three-year long SEC losing streak, Vanderbilt football won its second in a row Saturday over Florida at FirstBank Stadium.

Improbably, Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC) will face Tennessee in the final game of the regular season on senior night with a chance to clinch bowl eligibility after losing its first five SEC games of the season.

Florida (6-5, 3-5) cut the Commodores’ lead to a touchdown late in the fourth quarter after Vanderbilt had led for most of the game, but a final Hail Mary fell short and Vanderbilt won 31-24. The students stormed the field after the program’s first back-to-back SEC victories since 2018 and first home victory over the Gators since 1988.

ANALYSIS:Vanderbilt football has earned its shot at Tennessee — and the stakes are high

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