Florida and its ugly uniforms holds a 10-3 halftime lead over visiting Texas A&M.
Florida forced a three-and-out to open the game and moved 63 yards in 13 plays but stalled at the Texas A&M 5-yard line, forcing a 29-yard Eddy Piniero field goal.
Texas A&M’s lone score came later in the frame, a 7-play, 38-yard march that ended in a 46-yard Daniel LaCamera field goal.
Florida moved in position to take a touchdown lead early in the second quarter but Texas A&M’s Armani Watts came up with a spectacular interception.
A&M’s Kellen Mond gave the ball right back on the next play with an interception to Florida’s Jeawon Taylor. The score remained 3-3 until Florida’s last drive of the half, a 55-yard drive aided by a 4th-and-1 conversion that the Gators got two cracks at thanks to a late whistle by the referees. Lamical Perine rushed in from 15 yards out on the next play after the conversion to put Florida up a touchdown with 1:41 to play in the half.
Feleipe Franks has completed 11-of-16 passes for 88 yards with the interception, while Kellen Mond is 4-of-11 for 61 yards. Texas A&M has mustered 19 yards on 15 carries, while Florida has rushed 24 times for 141 yards.
Florida will receive to open the second half.