FLORIDA 7 3 3 7 20
TEXASAM 3 14 0 0 17
Date of game: 9/8/2012

Recap: Texas A&M vs. Florida

College Station, TX (Sports Network) - Running back Mike Gillislee led the No. 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 4-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 SEC) 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 Big 12.

The Aggies (0-1, 0-1) led the Gators 17-10 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 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. His 39-yard strike early in the fourth quarter to Omarius Hines set up Gillislee's second touchdown run of the game.

Florida wide receiver Jordan Reed led the Gators in receptions, hauling in five catches for 59 yards. Mike Evans was Manziel's primary target, catching a game-high seven passes for 60 yards.

Damontre Moore was a big part of the Aggies' pass rush, finishing with seven tackles and three sacks for a total loss of 21 yards.

After successful offensive production in the first half, Texas A&M's offense stalled over the final two quarters. After tallying 269 yards of offense in the first two quarters, the Aggies were held to just 65 yards through the air and on the ground combined over the final two periods.

On the Aggies' second possession of the game, Manziel rushed for an 11-yard touchdown on a 13-play, 81-yard scoring drive.

Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis went 2-for-2 on field goal kicks, including a 51- yarder with less than two minutes to play in the first half to cut Texas A&M's lead to 17-10.

Game Notes

The Gators and the Aggies met for just the third time in history ... Texas A&M's first game against Louisiana Tech was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac and has been rescheduled for Oct. 13 ... The Gators will travel to Tennessee next week to take on the Volunteers ... the Aggies will hit the road to take on Southern Methodist University next week.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.