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         === No. 10 Gators sharp in season-opening win over Toledo ===
 
 Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Mack Brown ran for 112 yards with a pair of
 touchdowns,  leading 10th-ranked  Florida to a 24-6 victory over Toledo in the
 season opener at the Swamp.
 
 Jeff  Driskel was an efficient 17-of-22 passing for 153 yards with a score for
 the  Gators (1-0),  who  were 11-2  last  season  with a  Sugar  Bowl loss  to
 Louisville.
 
 "In  the first half,  we kind of hurt ourselves on a couple drives. Other than
 that,  they  couldn't really stop anything  we were throwing at them," Driskel
 said.
 
 A stout Florida defense kept Toledo out of the end zone, as a pair of Jeremiah
 Detmer  field goals  accounted for the Rockets' only scoring. Toledo (0-1) was
 9-4 last year with a loss to Utah State in the Potato Bowl.
 
 Florida  took  its opening possession 84  yards for a score. Driskel completed
 each  of  his three  passes on  the 11-play  march, which  ended with a 1-yard
 touchdown run by Brown.
 
 A  29-yard  run by  Valdez Showers set  up a 24-yard  Austin Hardin field goal
 early  in  the second quarter  for a 10-0  Florida lead before Detmer answered
 with  a 44-yard kick to get Toledo on the board. The Rockets' score came after
 Driskel was sacked and fumbled near midfield.
 
 Florida  then went 83 yards for another score. Driskel started the 10-play set
 with  passes of 14  and 21 yards, and Brown capped it with a 14-yard TD run to
 make it 17-3.
 
 Brown  had  97 yards at  the intermission, while  Driskel was 10-of-11 for 101
 yards as Florida outgained Toledo, 237-101, in the opening 30 minutes.
 
 Detmer  kicked a 23-yard field goal to cap Toledo's first series of the second
 half  -- one  aided by three Florida  penalties for 25 yards -- and the Gators
 were unable to mount much of an offensive threat during the third quarter.
 
 The  Florida defense, though, came up with the big play when Vernon Hargreaves
 picked off Terrance Owens and returned the interception 15 yards to the Toledo
 23.  Five plays  later, Driskel found Gideon  Ajagbe in the end zone from four
 yards away to increase the lead to 24-6 in the final minute of the third.
 
 Hardin  missed a 39-yard  field goal try early in the fourth and Toledo's next
 series  ended near midfield  with just 6:49 to play. The Rockets never got the
 ball back, as Florida ran out the remaining time.
 
 Owens completed 17-of-38 passes for 155 yards with an interception in defeat.
 
 "We didn't execute some of the details, things that of course we would want to
 execute,  but  I never saw  our kids  give up and  I think that attitude, that
 effort,  the commitment  level  that  we've reached  as  a  foundation of  our
 football  program  I saw that  carry on for  four quarters," Toledo head coach
 Matt Campbell said.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Florida  outgained  Toledo, 415-205, and held  the Rockets to just 50 yards on
 the  ground  ... The Gators  were penalized 10 times  for 70 yards ... Florida
 held  the  ball for nearly  40 minutes ... The  Rockets were 1-for-13 on third
 down  ... Florida  was without  five suspended  players, including  linebacker
 Antonio Morrison and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy.
 
 09/01 01:45:25 ET

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