Florida didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard against Georgia on Saturday.
True freshman wide receiver Eugene “Tre” Wilson III carved up the Bulldogs’ defense on the opening drive, catching four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Early leads aren’t easy to come by, especially against Georgia, and Wilson’s score marked the first time that Florida had scored first in the rivalry game since 2015.
All scoring plays are reviewed, and there was some question as to whether Wilson’s shin or knee touched the ground before the score. The call was confirmed, though, and Florida took an important 7-0 lead to start the game.
On3 5-star true freshman WR Tre Wilson opens the game with a TD for vs. Georgia🐊pic.twitter.com/upJHVUCUHW
— On3 (@On3sports) October 28, 2023
End zone look
#Gators score on their opening drive with a 25-yard touchdown by Eugene Wilson III.
Wilson had four catches for 62 yards and Graham Mertz was 5/5 for 60 yards on the series.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) October 28, 2023
So, you're saying there's a chance?
#Gators WR Eugene Wilson III is one player who can match the speed of Georgia's D.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) October 28, 2023
Eugene Wilson is a problem
— Nick de la Torre (@delatorre) October 28, 2023
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) October 28, 2023
And he's only a freshman...
Eugene Wilson III is a true freshman.
— Weiss (@ZackaryWeiss_) October 28, 2023
Do we have an all-time great on our hands?
Nobody's Percy Harvin but I think Eugene Wilson III is the closest Florida has had even over Kadarious Toney #Gators
— Dominic Robinson (@deerob05) October 28, 2023
Cat's out of the bag, I guess
Eugene Wilson just put the nation on alert
— Atl Gator 🐊🥶 (@Longwaycoop) October 28, 2023
Let's just enjoy the show
Eugene Wilson III is special.
Makes plays every time he touches the ball.
He won’t just be a star for the #Gators… he’s going to excel at the next level.
What a start for Florida. pic.twitter.com/59rXVwwn4p
— Big Will (@BigWillLevenson) October 28, 2023