COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Two games in, the Florida Gators have shown themselves to be a stunningly explosive offensive team, one of the best in the nation, but Coach Dan Mullen is after an element of completeness from his program that has yet to rear itself.
Not even close.
Great teams, ones that aspire to championships, don’t give up 613 yards or deal with late-game lulls that allow opponents back into games. Ones that do and are stocked with talent, though, can improve and that will be the next step for the third-ranked Gators (2-0, 2-0) when they face off against No. 21 Texas A&M (1-1) in Saturday’s high-noon Southeastern Conference affair at Kyle Field.
UF opened the COVID-delayed 2020 season two weeks ago with a 51-35 shootout victory at Ole Miss, an outcome that put just as much scrutiny on a defense bombarded for the third-most yards in school history as a Kyle Trask-led offense that lit up the Rebels for 642 yards and six touchdown passes. Last week, the Gators went back and forth early against South Carolina in their home opener, swaping a pair of touchdowns each, before Florida rolled to 24 unanswered points