NCAAF Game Recap - Tennessee at Florida
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Tennessee (1-3)

0

0

3

0

3

(9) Florida (4-0)

7

10

7

10

34

No. 9 Florida routs Tennessee 34-3, extends series dominance
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:15 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Dan Mullen had some advice for Kyle Trask before the junior quarterback made his first collegiate start.

Mullen told Trask to relax and have fun. Then Mullen offered one more tidbit.

"If you're really nervous, we can fix the nervous problem," Mullen told Trask. "Go out there and throw a bunch of picks and play terrible and you won't have to be nervous - you won't play no more. We'll fix that problem."

Trask chuckled, then stepped onto the field and showed he belonged.

Trask threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns in his first start in nearly seven years and No. 9 Florida beat slumping Tennessee 34-3 Saturday, extending the Gators' dominance in a series that used to be the most prominent in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

"Good decisions all day long," Mullen said. "It's kind of what I expected. I wasn't shocked last week with his performance, and I'm not shocked with his performance this week."

Trask's first start at Florida was far from perfect, though. He lost a fumble and threw two interceptions against the Volunteers (1-3, 0-1 SEC).

But he overcame those miscues and led Florida (4-0, 2-0) to its 14th win in its last 15 games against Tennessee. Trask completed 20 of 28 passes, none better than the ones that went for touchdowns to Kyle Pitts and Freddie Swain.

Trask connected with Pitts for a 19-yard score on the opening drive of the game. He found Swain for a 29-yarder to cap Florida's first possession of the second half.

Not bad for a backup.

"It's pretty surreal," Trask said. "I've been waiting for my number to get called. I knew I was going to be ready when my time, my number was called."

Trask played behind current Houston starter D'Eriq King at Manvel (Texas) High for three seasons and spent the last three years behind Feleipe Franks, who gruesomely dislocated and fractured his right ankle in a 29-21 victory at Kentucky last weekend. Trask took over for an injured Franks last week and rallied Florida from a 21-10 deficit.

His last start was in 2012 for Manvel's freshman A team.

"He's had an interesting career," Mullen said.

Tennessee had an interesting day. It was mostly a debacle as Tennessee scored its fewest points against Florida since losing 31-0 to the Gators in 1994.

Right tackle K'Rojhn Calbert was flagged for a late hit on the Vols' opening series. Cornerback Warren Burrell recovered a fumble with a foot out of bounds, negating the turnover.

Jauan Jennings, the team's top receiver, bobbled a would-be touchdown in the end zone that resulted in an interception. Tennessee had to burn a timeout after coming out of a television break. And quarterback Jarrett Guarantano threw an interception right to cornerback Marco Wilson after a miscommunication with a receiver.

Guarantano completed 8 of 15 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions and a sack in the first half. He was benched in favor of freshman Brian Maurer to start the second half.

"We're not good enough to beat a good team if we don't play mistake free," Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said. "We can't give them stuff, and we did that today."

THE TAKEAWAY

Tennessee: The Vols might have a quarterback quandary moving forward. Maurer, who grew up in nearby Ocala, played three series before Guarantano returned. Maurer completed 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards with an interception. Guarantano finished 10 of 17 for 104 yards with two interceptions.

Florida: The Gators turned in their most complete game of the season. They needed a couple of defensive stands to beat Miami in the opener and leaned on Trask to come from behind at Kentucky.

GREENARD SHINES

Florida defensive end Jon Greenard was the best player on the field. The Louisville transfer finished with four tackles, including two for losses, and had three pass breakups and a forced fumble. One of his deflections prevented a touchdown.

"I might be a DB or something now," Greenard said. "Coach might need to make a couple plays and adjustments for me."

KEY INJURIES

Tennessee left tackle Wanya Morris injured his right ankle in the third quarter. ... Florida linebacker Ventrell Miller left the game in the first half with what appeared to be a right shoulder injury.

SHORT-HANDED GATORS

Florida played without two of its top defenders: cornerback CJ Henderson and pass-rusher Jabari Zuniga. Both have ankle injuries. Throw in receiver Kadarius Toney (shoulder) missing his second straight game and safety Donovan Stiner being suspended for the first half, and the Gators were down four starters at kickoff.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Gators should remain in the top 10 after a dominating performance.

UP NEXT

Tennessee has a bye week before beginning a daunting stretch against No. 3 Georgia, Mississippi State and at second-ranked Alabama.

Florida hosts Towson in the second of two games against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision.

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Passing

Tenn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Guarantano 17 10 58.8 0 107 27 2 37.7
B. Maurer 11 4 36.4 0 44 22 1 11.2
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Trask 28 20 71.4 2 293 43 2 99.3
E. Jones 6 4 66.7 0 20 11 0 71.5

Rushing

Tenn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Chandler 10 34 3.4 11 0
E. Gray 6 27 4.5 16 0
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Perine 14 62 4.4 13 1
D. Pierce 11 39 3.5 12 1

Receiving

Tenn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Jennings 7 73 10.4 27 0
M. Callaway 1 27 27.0 27 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Pierce 1 0 0.0 0 0
F. Swain 3 67 22.3 29 1

Fumbles

Fla F FL
K. Trask 1 1

Returning

Tenn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Callaway 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
F. Swain 0 - 0 0 1 10.0 0 10

Punting

Tenn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Doyle 4 161 40.3 44
P. Brooks 1 36 36.0 36
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 1 43 43.0 43

Takeaways

Tenn Int Yds InTD
A. Taylor 1 0 0
T. Jackson 1 0 0
Fla Int Yds InTD
T. Dean III 1 0 0
A. Burney 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tenn Fla
Points For 3 34
Total Yards 239 441
Rushing Yards 88 128
Passing Yards 151 313
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/28 24/34
Turnovers 4 3
Interceptions Thrown 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/1
First Downs 12 25
Penalties - Yards 7/75 5/44
Time Of Possession 46:46 14:14
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 4/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 1/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tenn Fla
Fla 2:16 TD Kyle Pitts 19 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Tenn Fla
Fla 4:58 FG Evan McPherson 22 yd FG 0 10
Fla 15:00 TD Lamical Perine 1 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 17
3rd Quarter Tenn Fla
Tenn 3:36 FG Brent Cimaglia 40 yd FG 3 17
Fla 5:49 TD Freddie Swain 29 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 3 24
4th Quarter Tenn Fla
Fla 3:29 TD Dameon Pierce 10 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 3 31
Fla 12:39 FG Evan McPherson 37 yd FG 3 34

Game Information

Stadium: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Attendance: 82,776
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