Instead of Florida's first offensive score in almost two games and a virtually insurmountable 20-3 lead, Tennessee had the ball back trailing by just 10. Tennessee responded with one more on a toss from quarterback Quinten Dormandy to tight end Ethan Wolf.
Two snaps after that, Tennessee's defense returned the favor as Rashaan Gaulden snared a tipped Franks pass at the Florida 40.
Florida appeared content to sit on the ball until overtime, but Jim McElwain called timeout with nine seconds remaining at his own 37.
No. 24 beat No. 25 Tennessee on a last-second Hail Mary on Saturday, 26-20.
Defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. will miss the Florida game, and potentially the rest of the season, with a knee injury.
Franks got sacked. Once again, UF (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) called on kicker Eddy Pineiro.
He fumbled at the end of the run, and Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) recovered. In that 33-17 loss in Arlington, Texas, the Gators held a 17-13 lead at halftime but then the Wolverines erupted for three scores in just the first six minutes of the next half.
Redshirt freshman Felipe Franks made his first career start against MI finishing a poor 5 of 9 for 75 yards before being replaced with Malik Zaire. Tennessee took over on a touchback. This was especially true for kicker Brent Cimaglia, who booted one field goal attempt wide left and another wide right.
Franks finished the game 18-of-28 for 212 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while Davis led the Gators with 94 yards on four carries.