KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — James Wilhoit kicked a 50-yard field goal with six seconds to go to lift No. 13 Tennessee to a 30-28 victory over 11th-ranked Florida on Saturday night.

Wilhoit redeemed himself after missing an extra-point kick less than five minutes earlier that would have tied the game.

Tennessee was trailing 28-21 in the fourth quarter, when freshman Erik Ainge completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jayson Swain with 4:17 left. But Wilhoit, a sophomore who had never missed a PAT in his career, was wide right on the kick.

All Florida had to do was run out the clock, but the Gators (1-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) had to punt with 55 seconds left.

It was enough time for the Vols (2-0, 1-0) to rally for their first win over Florida at home since 1998, the year they won the national championship. Tennessee had beaten the Gators the last two times in Gainesville, and won back-to-back games over Florida for the first time since 1970-71.

Ainge completed passes of 21 and 7 yards to Chris Hannon to set up the field goal. After Wilhoit kicked it straight down the middle, the Tennessee bench erupted with players and coaches streaming onto the field. The Vols were flagged for a celebration penalty, but they didn't care.

The loss overshadowed a fine performance by Florida's Chris Leak, who was making his first appearance at Neyland Stadium. A record crowd of 109,061 tried to rattle him and ended up staying after the game to sing along to the umpteenth playing of Rocky Top.

Leak, the younger brother of the Vols' C.J. Leak who became the Gators' starter after last year's Tennessee game, rebounded from an interception in the first quarter to finish 22-for-31 for 286 yards and three touchdowns.

During his recruitment, Chris Leak soured on the Vols and criticized coach Phillip Fulmer for the way he treated his older brother, who began his career as a promising quarterback but is now a reserve.

Leak hooked up with Chad Jackson for an 81-yard touchdown that put the Gators ahead 28-21 with 7:43 left.

Tennessee continued its rotation of freshmen quarterbacks and started Brent Schaeffer, though it was Ainge who was most effective.

After he led a scoring drive that tied it at 21, he played the rest of the way.

Ainge completed 16 of 24 passes for 192 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Schaeffer was 3-of-4 for 40 yards and ran seven times for 38 yards.