Gillislee leads Gators to 20-17 win over A&M

Gillislee leads Gators to 20-17 win over A&M

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Ben Malena #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs the ball against Josh Evans #9 of the Florida Gators at Kyle Field on September 8, 2012 in College Station, Texas.

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Associated Press

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mike Gillislee ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Florida shut down Texas A&M’s offense in the second half in a 20-17 win on Saturday in the Aggies’ first Southeastern Conference game after moving from the Big 12.

Florida trailed 17-10 at halftime after a first half where Texas A&M’s offense under new coach Kevin Sumlin pretty much did what it wanted. Things changed in the second half as the Gators clamped down and forced punts each of A&M’s six possessions after the break.

Gillislee’s second touchdown of the day on a 12 yard run put Florida up 20-17 early in the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 173 yards and ran for 60 more, but he couldn’t move A&M’s offense after halftime.

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