(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — In a matchup of unbeatens, it was the Gators that had the upper hand.
#10 Florida got two rushing touchdowns in the second half to remain unbeaten by beating #4 LSU, 14-6 Saturday afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Trailing 6-0 going into half time, the Gators (5-0, 4-0 SEC) took the lead on a 12 yard touchdown run from Mike Gillislee to take a 7-6 lead with 5:15 left in the third quarter. The score would hold until the fourth quarter, when Gillislee took it in from the same distance to put the game away.
Gillislee rushed for 146 yards on 34 carries overall with the two touchdowns.
Florida rushed for 176 yards on the day, compared to only 42 for LSU (5-1, 1-1 SEC). LSU could not move the ball through the air either, with quarterback Zach Mettenberger completing 11 of 25 for 158 yards and an interception. The Tigers finished with three turnovers overall.
Both offenses struggled in the first half, with two LSU field goals being the only scoring.
Gators quarterback Jeff Driskell went 8 of 12 for 61 yards and lost a fumble.
The win for the Gators was the program’s first against a ranked team since beating Georgia in 2010.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire