NCAAF Game Recap - Vanderbilt at Florida
Sat Nov 9, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Nov 9, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Vanderbilt (2-7)

0

0

0

0

0

(10) Florida (8-2)

0

14

28

14

56

Trask's career day lifts No. 10 Florida over Vandy, 56-0
Sat Nov 9, 2019 5:14 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kyle Trask didn't really know what to call his first touchdown pass of the day.

He thought about it for a few seconds before settling on "kind of a free throw shot." If so, his last two scores were breakaways dunks.

Trask threw for a career-high 363 yards and three touchdowns - the best passing performance by a Florida quarterback since Tim Tebow's college finale - and the 10th-ranked Gators overcame a lackluster start to thump Vanderbilt 56-0 Saturday.

"I think we could have put up a lot more," Trask said.

Florida (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) was sluggish early, failing to convert a fourth down on the opening possession against the league's worst defense, missing a field goal and throwing two interceptions. It looked like another version of the "Cocktail Party Hangover," which seems to happen every year after losing to rival Georgia in the game dubbed the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

But the Gators responded with their most dominant quarter of the season, turning a 14-0 lead into a laugher in the Swamp. They ended up outgaining Vanderbilt 560-128 and winning their sixth straight in the series and 28th in the last 29 years overall.

"It was a good feeling to get the bad taste out of our mouths," said safety Donovan Stiner, who had two interceptions in Florida's third shutout of the season.

Trask completed 25 of 37 passes, with TD passes to Lamical Perine, Trevon Grimes and Kyle Pitts. The junior also ran for a score before giving way to Emory Jones.

Trask stumbled on the one to Perine before flipping a chest pass for a 1-yard score.

"He's no Jamelle Holieway," said coach Dan Mullen, referring to the shifty Oklahoma quarterback from the 1980s.

Maybe not, but Trask's passing yardage was the most by a Florida quarterback since Tebow threw for 482 yards in the 2010 Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati.

He got Florida's offense rolling with a screen pass to Trevon Grimes on the team's first play of the second half. Grimes stiff-armed a defender and raced 66 yards for a 21-0 lead.

Trask connected with Tyrie Cleveland and Kyle Pitts on consecutive plays on their next possession, the second one for a 15-yard score. Jon Greenard then scooped up a fumble on the ensuing drive and rumbled 80 yards for a score.

"Shaking out the cobwebs," Pitt said of the second-half surge.

Freshman Mohamoud Diabate, filling in for injured linebacker Jeremiah Moon, notched three sacks - including one that led to Greenard's fumble return. And Stiner picked off both Vanderbilt quarterbacks.

Junior Deuce Wallace made his first career start for Vandy but was far from effective. He completed 7 of 18 passes for 60 yards and was sacked six times before giving way to freshman Allan Walters. They were on the field because Mo Hasan and Riley Neal are recovering from concussions.

Vanderbilt had a chance to avoid the shutout, but Ryley Guay badly hooked a 50-yard field goal attempt with 3:54 remaining.

"I just don't like what I see all the way around," Commodores coach Derek Mason said. "There are things that have to be changed. We'll make sure we get it right."

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt: The Commodores entered the weekend with the worst offense and defense in the league. And they're unlikely to move up after that performance.

Florida: The Gators moved a step closer to double-digit wins for the second straight year. They've accomplished that feat 15 times in program history, all of them since 1990.

FLAGGED AGAIN

Vanderbilt running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn, the best player on the league's worst offense, was penalized for a personal foul for the second consecutive week - both for retaliating the after whistle.

Vaughn pushed safety Jeawon Taylor in the facemask after a no-call on what looked like a late hit. Vaughn trudged off the field, tossed down his helmet, sat near the bench and removed his right shoe.

He finished with 28 yards on 15 carries.

KEY INJURIES

Vanderbilt receiver C.J. Bolar left in the first half after getting walloped near the sideline. Right guard Cole Clemens left early in the third quarter with a left leg injury.

Florida safety Brad Stewart injured his left knee in the first half, was cleared to return and then had to be helped to the locker room on the next possession.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt: Hosts Kentucky next Saturday. The Wildcats have won three straight in the series.

Florida: Plays at Missouri next Saturday. The Gators have dropped two in a row and four of six in the series.

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Passing

Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Wallace 18 7 38.9 0 60 15 1 25.2
A. Walters 3 1 33.3 0 17 17 1 13.9
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Trask 37 25 67.6 3 363 66 2 103.8
E. Jones 3 2 66.7 0 47 37 0 109.7

Rushing

Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Brooks 11 34 3.1 6 0
K. Vaughn 15 28 1.9 13 0
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Toney 2 39 19.5 26 0
E. Jones 5 34 6.8 15 3

Receiving

Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Bostic 2 32 16.0 17 0
C. Johnson 2 16 8.0 14 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Grimes 4 95 23.8 66 1
K. Pitts 3 59 19.7 24 1

Fumbles

Returning

Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Marlow 4 20.3 0 31 0 - 0 0
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
F. Swain 0 - 0 0 4 4.0 0 7

Punting

Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 9 383 42.6 50
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 2 85 42.5 43

Takeaways

Vand Int Yds InTD
T. Daley 2 20 0
Fla Int Yds InTD
D. Stiner 2 31 0
J. Greenard 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Vand Fla
Points For 0 56
Total Yards 128 560
Rushing Yards 51 150
Passing Yards 77 410
Passing Completions / Attempts 8/21 27/40
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 12 33
Penalties - Yards 8/56 5/50
Time Of Possession 16:16 50:50
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/15 3/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/43 2/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vand Fla
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Vand Fla
Fla 0:06 TD Lamical Perine 1 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 7
Fla 4:01 TD Kyle Trask 9 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 14
3rd Quarter Vand Fla
Fla 1:44 TD Trevon Grimes 66 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 21
Fla 4:08 TD Kyle Pitts 15 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 28
Fla 9:38 TD Jonathan Greenard 80 yd fumble return (Evan McPherson kick) 0 35
Fla 12:52 TD Emory Jones 13 yd run (Evan McPherson kick) 0 42
4th Quarter Vand Fla
Fla 4:50 TD Emory Jones 1 yd run (Chris Howard kick) 0 49
Fla 13:54 TD Emory Jones 3 yd run (Chris Howard kick) 0 56

Game Information

Stadium: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Attendance: 86,201
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