Notebook: Gillislee finally gets his chance 

September, 1, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida running back Mike Gillislee had been waiting for Saturday ever since he stepped foot on campus in 2009.

Gillislee finally got his chance to be the Gators’ No. 1 tailback, and the 5-foot-11, 201-pound senior responded with exactly the kind of game Florida needs from its running backs. Gillislee pounded his way through Bowling Green’s defense for a career-high 148 yards and two touchdowns in UF’s 27-14 victory.

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AP Photo/Phil SandlinFlorida running back Mike Gillislee had a career-high 148 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Bowling Green.
"It’s the chance and the opportunity I’ve always dreamed about," said Gillislee, who had rushed for 930 yards and 10 touchdowns in spot duty during his first three seasons. "And now it’s the moment. I think I handled it good for the first time ever starting a football game and playing a whole game in college."

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