KNOXVILLE - Tennessee will go Gator hunting in the Swamp on Saturday after all.
Hurricane Irma cast uncertainty over the logistics of Saturday's Tennessee-Florida football game, but Southeastern Conference officials announced Tuesday that the SEC opener for both schools will continue as scheduled with a 3:30 p.m. start in Gainesville.
"The University of Florida has been diligent in assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Gainesville community and has made a thoughtful decision in moving forward with the game," SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement released by the league.
The Gators (0-1) canceled their home opener against Northern Colorado last weekend in anticipation of the storm, which swept through the Sunshine State on Sunday, leaving flooding, downed trees and power outages in its path.
Tennessee (2-0) has not won in Gainesville since 2003.