By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
This game was supposed to be a low scoring defensive contest. However, the No. 10 Florida Gators and the No. 7 Auburn Tigers put points on the board.
The Gators defeated the Tigers, 24-13, on Saturday afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. There were 90,584 in attendance to see the contest.
Florida improved to 6-0 on the season, including 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference with the win. Auburn suffered its first loss to the season, as they fell to 5-1 on the season, including 2-1 in conference play.
The Gators now trail in the all-time series 39-44-2. The loss also snapped a three-game losing streak against the Tigers, including losses in 2006, 2007, and 2011.
Their last win, before Saturday, came on Oct. 19, 2002 when they won 30-23 in Gainesville, Florida.
Gators quarterback Kyle Trask went 19 of 31 for 234 yards. He also threw two touchdowns.
Lamical Perine had 14 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown.
Freddie Swain had six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Pitts had eight receptions for 65 yards, while Josh Hammond had two receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown.
Tigers quarterback Bo Nix went 11 of 27 for 145 yards. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions.
JaTarvious Whitlow had 18 carries for 82 yards. Seth Williams had four receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.
The Gators outscored the Tigers 7-0 in the second half. Perine scored on an 88-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Florida led 17-13 at halftime. Trask hit Swain for a 64-yard touchdown reception. Trask also connected with Hammond for a 13-yard touchdown reception.
Evan McPherson also made a 41-yard field goal.
Nix hit Williams for a 32-yard touchdown reception in the first half. Anders Carlson also made two field goals.