(GAINSVILLE, Fla.) — The 10th ranked Florida Gators flexed their defensive muscles on their way to a 24-6 win over Toledo on Saturday.
The Gators had the fifth ranked defense in the country in 2012, and despite losing eight starters, it looks like they haven’t missed a beat.
Florida held Toledo to just 205 yards of total offense, and nearly doubled the time of possession.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel was efficient, as the completed 17 of 22 passes for 153 yards and touchdowns.
But the offensive star of the game was running back Mack Brown. The junior back had a career game as he ran for 112 yards on 25 carries while also scoring two touchdowns. Fellow Gators’ running back Kelvin Taylor added 43 yards on the ground on just 5 carries.
For Toledo, senior quarterback Terrance Owens had 155 yards in the air while completing 17 of 38 passes. Running back David Fluellen added 46 rushing yards on nine carries.
Florida has now won 24 consecutve season-opening games. That is the second-longest in the nation behind Nebraska, who has 27.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN