NCAAF Game Recap - Florida at Missouri
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(11) Florida (9-2)

3

3

14

3

23

Missouri (5-5)

0

3

3

0

6

Trask, stingy defense lead Florida over Missouri, 23-6
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:55 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Nothing about Kyle Trask’s path to becoming Florida’s starting quarterback was easy. Something as trivial as a sluggish first half doesn’t rattle him.

Trask threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to help No. 11 Florida shake free of Missouri 23-6 on Saturday.

The former high school backup, who took over for the Gators after an injury to Feleipe Franks earlier this season, completed 23 of 35 passes for 282 yards. That was plenty of offense for Florida (9-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), which held Missouri to 204 total yards.

“My whole journey to get to where I am, I’ve definitely learned a lot of lessons that have sharpened my character. Patience is one thing I’ve learned along the way,” Trask said.

Linebacker Jon Greenard spent most of the day in the Tigers’ backfield, finishing with two sacks and five tackles for loss. The Tigers (5-5, 2-4) have lost four straight games and haven’t scored a touchdown in the last two.

“Didn’t do enough pass game or run game,�� Missouri coach Barry Odom said. “Converting on third downs, we came up short. Lot of questions. We’ve got answers, but we’ve got to go execute.”

Florida led 6-3 after a first half in which the teams combined for 10 punts. The Gators struggled up front offensively in the first half, allowing four sacks to a team that had only 14 sacks on the season entering the game. They gained just 29 yards on the ground before intermission and finished with 56 rushing yards.

It was a similar story for Missouri, which welcomed Kelly Bryant back at quarterback after he missed last week’s game at Georgia with a hamstring injury. Bryant repeatedly slipped out of the arms of blitzers to extend plays, but the Tigers struggled to put drives together without any help from its running game. Bryant completed 25 of 38 passes for 204 yards and one interception. Missouri’s only scores came on two Tucker McCann field goals.

The Gators finally got going in the third quarter when Trask connected with Josh Hammond for a 34-yard touchdown pass and hit Lamical Perine for a 15-yard TD. Van Jefferson finished with six catches for 82 yards, and Trevon Grimes had three catches for 66 yards.

“We’ve had a couple games like this where it was a little bit of a slow start this season,” Trask said. “It taught our guys to stick with it. That’s why we’re never panicking, even in a situation like this where it’s so low-scoring at halftime and it seems like there’s not a lot positive going on.”

BIG PICTURE

Florida: The Gators stayed in the hunt for a 10-win season, a New Year’s Six bowl berth for the second year in a row and an SEC East title if Georgia losses two more conference games. Second-year coach Dan Mullen is 19-5 at the school, putting Florida’s program on its firmest footing since the end of the Urban Meyer era in 2010.

Missouri: The Tigers had been two different teams this season based on the location of the game. Entering Saturday’s game, they averaged 40.4 points in five home victories and 13 points in four road losses. The performance against the Gators showed Missouri’s offense has bigger problems than location.

UP NEXT

Missouri: The Tigers will play Tennessee on Saturday in their home finale.

Florida: The Gators have a week off before finishing the regular season on Nov. 30 at home against Florida State.

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Passing

Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Trask 35 23 65.7 2 282 41 0 109.5
E. Jones 1 1 100.0 0 48 48 0 118.8
Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Bryant 39 25 64.1 0 204 44 1 66.6

Rushing

Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Jones 6 39 6.5 14 0
K. Toney 3 17 5.7 25 0
Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Rountree III 7 30 4.3 11 0
K. Bryant 15 19 1.3 9 0

Receiving

Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
V. Jefferson 6 82 13.7 20 0
T. Grimes 3 66 22.0 41 0
Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Nance 4 58 14.5 24 0
J. Knox 4 53 13.3 44 0

Fumbles

Returning

Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
F. Swain 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Floyd 0 - 0 0 2 4.0 0 7
T. Badie 1 30.0 0 30 0 - 0 0

Punting

Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 8 366 45.8 71
Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. McCann 10 411 41.1 53

Takeaways

Fla Int Yds InTD
M. Wilson 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Fla Mizzu
Points For 23 6
Total Yards 386 256
Rushing Yards 56 52
Passing Yards 330 204
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/36 25/39
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 18 15
Penalties - Yards 6/64 6/55
Time Of Possession 12:12 48:48
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/14 5/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 8/46 10/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Fla Mizzu
Fla 2:49 FG Evan McPherson 47 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter Fla Mizzu
Mizzu 5:24 FG Tucker McCann 37 yd FG 3 3
Fla 7:26 FG Evan McPherson 39 yd FG 6 3
3rd Quarter Fla Mizzu
Fla 3:04 TD Josh Hammond 34 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 13 3
Mizzu 8:11 FG Tucker McCann 28 yd FG 13 6
Fla 12:02 TD Lamical Perine 15 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 20 6
4th Quarter Fla Mizzu
Fla 4:23 FG Evan McPherson 22 yd FG 23 6

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
Attendance: 57,280
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