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Richardson scores 4 TDs, Florida beats Texas A&M 41-24

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Nov 05, 2022

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Anthony Richardson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and two scores as Florida snapped its two-game losing streak with a 41-24 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.

Richardson had touchdown runs of 10 and 60 yards in the first quarter and connected with Ja’Quavion Fraziars and Caleb Douglas on touchdown passes of 19 and 12 yards, respectively, in the third quarter as the Gators (5-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) opened up a 34-24 lead.

Montrell Johnson Jr. rushed 22 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, Trevor Etienne rushed for 80 yards on 17 carries, and Ricky Pearsall had three catches for 65 yards as the Gators racked up 492 yards, including 291 rushing yards.

Devon Achane rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and caught another score for the Aggies (3-6, 1-5), who went into halftime up 24-20. Achane had rushing touchdowns of 5 and 2 yards and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Haynes King, who started in place of Conner Weigman.

King, who was making his fifth start of the season, finished 23 of 45 for 279 yards and a touchdown. Evan Stewart had eight catches for 120 yards, and Moose Muhammad III caught seven passes for 99 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida: The Gators, who need one more win to gain bowl eligibility, avoided their third straight season with a three-game losing streak with the victory. Florida was able to move the ball fairly easily on the Aggies throughout the game.

Texas A&M: The Aggies will need to win their last three games for bowl eligibility. For a second straight week, Texas A&M had issues containing the run. The Aggies allowed 390 rushing yards to Ole Miss last week.

TARGETING

Texas A&M defensive back Jaylon Jones was ejected with 6:41 remaining in the first quarter after he was called for a targeting hit on Pearsall.

UP NEXT

Florida: Hosts South Carolina next Saturday in its final home game of the season.

Texas A&M: Travels to Auburn for its final road game on Saturday.

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ORIGINAL STORY

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Florida downed Texas A&M, 41-24, on Saturday in SEC action.

The Gators raised their record to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in conference, while the Aggies fell 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the SEC.

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