Kyle Trask throws for career-high 363 yards as No. 10 Florida rolls previous Vanderbilt 56-Zero
Kyle Trask did not in point of fact know what to name his first landing cross of the day.
He considered it for a couple of seconds earlier than selecting “more or less a unfastened throw shot.” If that is so, his remaining two ratings have been breakaways dunks.
Trask threw for a career-high 363 yards and 3 touchdowns — the most efficient passing efficiency via a Florida quarterback since Tim Tebow’s faculty finale — and the 10th-ranked Gators overcame a lackluster begin to thump Vanderbilt 56-Zero Saturday.
“I believe we will have post much more,” Trask stated.
Florida (Eight-2, Five-2 Southeastern Convention) used to be slow early, failing to transform a fourth down at the opening ownership towards the league’s worst protection, lacking a box purpose and throwing two interceptions. It gave the look of every other model of the “Cocktail Birthday party Hangover,” which turns out to occur annually after dropping to rival Georgia within the recreation dubbed the “Global’s Greatest Outside Cocktail Birthday party.”
However the Gators spoke back with their maximum dominant quarter of the season, turning a 14-Zero lead right into a laugher within the Swamp. They ended up outgaining Vanderbilt 560-128 and successful their 6th immediately within the collection and 28th within the remaining 29 years general.
“It used to be a excellent feeling to get the dangerous style out of our mouths,” stated protection Donovan Stiner, who had two interceptions in Florida’s 3rd shutout of the season.
Trask finished 25 of 37 passes, with TD passes to Lamical Perine, Trevon Grimes and Kyle Pitts. The junior additionally ran for a rating earlier than giving strategy to Emory Jones.
Trask stumbled at the one to Perine earlier than turning in an overhand turn for a 1-yard rating.
“He is no Jamelle Holieway,” stated trainer Dan Mullen, relating to the shifty Oklahoma quarterback from the 1980s.
Possibly no longer, however Trask’s passing yardage used to be essentially the most via a Florida quarterback since Tebow threw for 482 yards within the 2010 Sugar Bowl towards Cincinnati.
He were given Florida’s offense rolling with a display screen cross to Trevon Grimes at the crew’s first play of the second one 1/2. Grimes stiff-armed a defender and raced 66 yards for a 21-Zero lead.
Trask attached with Tyrie Cleveland and Kyle Pitts on consecutive performs on their subsequent ownership, the second for a 15-yard rating. Jon Greenard then scooped up a fumble at the resulting power and rumbled 80 yards for a rating.
“Shaking out the cobwebs,” Pitt stated of the second-half surge.
Freshman Mohamoud Diabate, filling in for injured linebacker Jeremiah Moon, notched 3 sacks — together with person who ended in Greenard’s fumble go back. And Stiner picked off each Vanderbilt quarterbacks.
Junior Deuce Wallace made his first profession get started for Vandy however used to be a long way from efficient. He finished 7 of 18 passes for 60 yards and used to be sacked six occasions earlier than giving strategy to freshman Allan Walters. They have been at the box as a result of Mo Hasan and Riley Neal are recuperating from concussions.
Vanderbilt had an opportunity to steer clear of the shutout, however Ryley Guay badly hooked a 50-yard box purpose try with three:54 ultimate.
“I simply do not like what I see the entire means round,” Commodores trainer Derek Mason stated. “There are issues that must be modified. We’re going to ensure that we get it proper.”
Vanderbilt: The Commodores entered the weekend with the worst offense and protection within the league. And they are not going to transport up after that efficiency.
Florida: The Gators moved a step nearer to double-digit wins for the second one immediately yr. They have got achieved that feat 15 occasions in program historical past, they all since 1990.
Vanderbilt operating again Ke’Shawn Vaughn, the most efficient participant at the league’s worst offense, used to be penalized for a private foul for the second one consecutive week — each for retaliating the after whistle.
Vaughn driven protection Jeawon Taylor within the facemask after a no-call on what gave the look of a overdue hit. Vaughn trudged off the sector, tossed down his helmet, sat close to the bench and got rid of his proper shoe.
He completed with 28 yards on 15 carries.
Vanderbilt receiver C.J. Bolar left within the first 1/2 after you have walloped close to the sideline. Proper guard Cole Clemens left early within the 3rd quarter with a left leg damage.
Florida protection Brad Stewart injured his left knee within the first 1/2, used to be cleared to go back after which needed to be helped to the locker room at the subsequent ownership.
Vanderbilt: Hosts Kentucky subsequent Saturday. The Wildcats have received 3 immediately within the collection.
Florida: Performs at Missouri subsequent Saturday. The Gators have dropped two in a row and 4 of six within the collection.
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