The Gators travel to Texas A&M on Saturday for the first time since 2012.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Gators played their first game in eight years as the nation’s No. 3-ranked team on Saturday and beat South Carolina 38-24 in the home opener.
That was enough to keep them at No. 3 in the Amway Coaches Poll, tied with Georgia. Voters in the AP Top 25 apparently expected more, hence a drop to fourth, one spot behind their SEC East rival Bulldogs.
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Gators coach Dan Mullen gave mixed reviews of his team’s performance following Saturday’s win, Florida’s sixth consecutive dating to the end of last season. He said the defense played better than in the season opener at Ole Miss, but that the offense could have been much sharper, especially in the second half.
“I thought we came out and we did some things better than we did last week,” he said. “We made some mistakes that you can’t make throughout the course of the game. I don’t know how well we played today but you know what, I liked our attitude. Our guys came out and made plays when we needed to