Gillislee shows no sign of injury

September, 15, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- So much for Mike Gillislee's bad groin.

Florida's senior running back rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries in the Gators' 37-20 victory over Tennessee at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night. Gillislee had strained his groin during UF's victory at Texas A&M last week, and while he did practice every day this past week, there were some question about how effective he would be.

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Randy Sartin/US PresswireFlorida running back Mike Gillislee racked up 115 yards on 18 carries against Tennessee.
But Gillislee showed no signs of the injury -- other than walking off the field with a slight limp after a run in the fourth quarter. He ripped off a 45-yard run and a 33-yard run in the second half and finished the night averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

"That's just Old Man River," UF coach Will Muschamp said. "He just keeps going."

Muschamp said on College GameDay that Gillislee was going to get 20 carries against the Vols. However, it looked for a moment that he was trying to mislead the Vols because freshman Matt Jones started the game. But that was only because Jones had practiced the reverse the Gators tried to run on their first play.

Gillislee was on the field for UF's second possession.

Gillislee continues to lead the SEC in rushing (346 yards) and he is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter



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