Texas A&M's offense was rolling, the defense punishing and the crowd was wild.
It looked as if the Aggies were off to a great start in the Southeastern Conference.
Then came the second half.
Mike Gillislee ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Florida shut down Texas A&M's offense after halftime in a 20-17 win on Saturday in the Aggies' first Southeastern Conference game after moving from the Big 12.
''That's probably the biggest disappointment. I feel like myself and the team let down Kyle Field today,'' senior receiver Ryan Swope said.
Florida trailed 17-10 at halftime after a first half where Texas A&M's offense under new coach Kevin Sumlin pretty much did what it wanted. Things changed in the second half as the Gators clamped down and forced punts each of A&M's six possessions after the break.
Sumlin, the former Houston coach, was disappointed the Aggies continued a trend from last year of entering the second half with a lead, only to lose.