College Station, TX (Sports Network) - Running back Mike Gillislee led the
(24) Florida Gators to a 20-17 victory over Texas A&M, scoring both of
Florida's touchdowns and spoiling the Aggies' season opener at Kyle Field.
Gillislee scored on a four-yard touchdown run on the Gators' first drive of
the game to give them an early 7-3 lead. Trailing the Aggies 17-13 in the
beginning of the fourth quarter, the senior running back for Florida powered
his way across the goal line on a 12-yard carry to give the Gators the lead.
He finished with 83 yards on 14 carries.
Making their first trip to Texas since 1982, Florida (2-0, 1-0) dominated the
time of possession in the second half, 20:06 to 9:54. Saturday's matchup was
the first in-conference game between Florida and Texas A&M, as the Aggies
officially became a member of the SEC after 16 seasons as an affiliate of the
The Aggies (0-1, 0-1) led the Gators 17-7 at the end of the first half, but
failed to score in the third and fourth quarters, starting the Kevin Sumlin
head coaching era off in losing fashion.
Redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel became the first quarterback since 1944 to
open the regular season as the signal caller for Texas A&M and played very
well. He completed 23-of-30 of his passes, throwing for 173 yards and rushing
for another 60 on 17 carries and a touchdown.
Sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel overcame eight sacks from an intense Texas
A&M pass rush to throw for 162 yards on 13-of-16 completions.
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