Photo Gallery: Florida Gators Victory Over FAU

Over 50 pictures from the Florida Gators' 35-14 victory over FAU on Saturday night.
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The Florida Gators (1-0) opened their 2021 season with a win on Saturday night, defeating the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls (0-1) in front of 86,840 UF and FAU fans and onlookers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

In addition to AllGators' typical coverage of Florida games, UF granted this outlet with a photo credential for the season opener which led to an abundance of pictures of the team throughout the night. You can find our best images in the gallery below.

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It wasn't a perfect game from the Gators as they began their 2021 season, but there was plenty of excitement to take in. 

A young team that lost quite a bit of talent both to the NFL Draft and the transfer portal this offseason, the Florida Atlantic game served as a debut for numerous players in various roles. That includes the debut starts for quarterback Emory Jones and cornerback Avery Helm, among others, a first look at the enlarged role of QB Anthony Richardson, running back Demarkcus Bowman's and defensive linemen Antonio Valentino and Daquan Newkirk's initial action in a Florida uniform, and more.

The Gators will next face the USF Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. this upcoming Saturday.

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