GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's Mike Gillislee avoids interviews as well as he does defenders, says little in the locker room and talks even less in the huddle.
His play, though, speaks volumes for the fourth-ranked Gators.
Gillislee has rushed for 548 yards and seven touchdowns this season, emerging as the key cog in Florida's grind-it-out offense. The senior from DeLand leads the Southeastern Conference with nearly 110 yards a game on the ground and has been at his best against ranked teams.
He had a career-high 146 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Saturday's 14-6 win against LSU, earning him the SEC's offensive player of the week award Monday.
"He just moves the chains over and over again," said coach Will Muschamp, whose team plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday. "You get kind of tired of tackling him. The fourth quarter, that's where he starts wearing on people."
Gillislee's second-half success is fairly fitting since he was such a late bloomer in college.