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Mullen Gets Big Win In Coaching Debut, Routing CSU 53-6

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Florida’s Tyrie Cleveland (89) catches a 3-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks in the first half.
Fans enjoying the first game of the 2018-2019 season.
Fans celebrate after a Gator touchdown.
Florida’s Van Jefferson (12) catches a 3-yard TD from quaterback Feleipe Franks.
Florida coach Dan Mullen holds his fist up in the air after his team blocks a CSU field goal attempt as time expires in the first half.
As CSU defenders attempt to bring down Florida’s Kyle Trask, he crosses the goalline for a 12-yard rushing touchdown early in the second half.
Florida players Feleipe Franks (13) and Kemore Gamble (88) stand on the bench to sing We Are The Boys at the start of the fourth quarter.
Cheerleaders sing along with the crowd as they wave their cell phones and belt out Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down.
Cheerleaders sing along with the crowd as they wave their cell phones and belt out Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down.
Albert and Alberta shake hands with fans.
The team celebrates their victory in front of the band, holding helmets up high as the fight song is played after a player’s request.
Florida coach Dan Mullen slaps hands with fans after the Gators 53-6 victory.
Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) fires a pass to a receiver in the first half. Franks was 16-24 passing, with a total of 219 yards and five touchdowns.
Florida running back Jordan Scarlett (25) takes a handoff and moves upfield.
After catching a pass, Florida receiver Trevon Grimes (8) looks for the endzone. Grimes finished the night with three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Florida defender Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (23) sacks CSU quarterback London Johnson (1).
CSU quarterback London Johnson (1) drops back to pass.
CSU coach Mark Tucker looks on as his team struggles to find their footing against the Gators balanced attack.
Florida tight end Lucas Krull (7) makes his way for the endzone, only to be stopped short by a CSU defender in the second half.
Florida’s Malik Davis (20) moves upfield after getting a block from a teammate.
Florida’s Van Jefferson (12) is brought down by a CSU defender after making a catch in the second half.
Florida defenders Jachai Polite (99) and Vosean Joseph (11) work to bring down CSU receiver Geoffrey Wall (4).
After Florida’s Jachai Polite( (99) forced a CSU fumble in the second half, it is recovered by defensive lineman Tedarrell Slaton (56) and returned for 22-yards.
Florida’s Dameon Pierce (29) braces for impact from a CSU defender. Pierce lead all Florida rushers with 75-yards on 8 carries.

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