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Gators 'jumbo' package working out well

Florida used some extra size to boost its running game against LSU.

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The Florida Gators utilized a double tight-end look against the LSU Tigers last weekend, and they used offensive linemen in those tight end spots to give them additional size up front. That jumbo package helped open up some nice running lanes in the second half, and the Gators eventually prevailed over the Tigers, 14-6.

Florida's coaches are pleased with the production they've seen from that package this season. Guard Ian Silberman and tackle D.J. Humphries have been filling the tight end roles in the jumbo sets; Silberman is listed at 303 pounds, while Humphries weighs 275 pounds.

Both of the Gators' touchdowns against LSU came via the ground game, and Florida carried the ball 58 times on the day. Running back Mike Gillislee finished with 146 yards rushing, which helped Florida hold the ball for 20:19 in the second half.

The win over the Tigers improved Florida's record to 5-0; the Gators resume play this weekend against Vanderbilt.

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