WATCH: Florida's epic buzzer-beater Hail Mary beats Tennessee in dramatic fashion

After 59:51 of mistake-filled football, Florida and Tennessee produced a classic finish. But what else would you expect in a rivalry like this one?

Tied at 20 and facing a 1st and 10 on his own 37-yard line with nine seconds left, Gators redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks hit sophomore wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland in stride for a 63-yard touchdown as time expired to give Florida a 26-20 win. 

The game seemed destined for overtime after the Gators squandered a 10-point lead with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Down 20-10, the Vols responded with a quick two-play scoring drive that took under a minute. Then, Tennessee got an interception off of a tipped pass and kicked a tying field goal after an eight-play drive.

The win moves Florida to 1-1 as the Gators' second game of the season against Northern Colorado was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. Tennessee falls to 2-1. 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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