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Kyle Trask’s six touchdowns leads Florida past Arkansas, 63-35

The Gators looked great on Saturday.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Florida Gainesville Sun-USA TODAY NETWORK

For the second time this season, Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask threw for six touchdowns in a game.

Trask’s six touchdown performance led the Gators to a 63-35 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday night, pulling Florida to 5-1 on the season.

Trask went 23-29 for 356 yards in the dominant performance, and did it without leading receiver tight end Kyle Pitts, who was ruled out due to his concussion suffered last week.

When Trask had six touchdowns in Florida’s season opening win over Ole Miss, four of the scores went to Pitts, so for Trask to be able to put up this kind of performance without his leading receiver shows both how much he has grown and how potent Florida’s offense has become.

Trevon Grimes and Keon Zipperer hauled in two touchdowns each, as Grimes also led the Gators with 109 receiving yards. Ten different Gators had at least one reception from either Trask or Emory Jones, who came in late in the game and finished 4-7 with a touchdown of his own.

Arkansas were without head coach Sam Pittman due to a positive COVID-19 test, and it seemed as if former Missouri head coach and Arkansas interim Barry Odom would be able to handle the vaunted Gators offense. This was not the case.

To Arkansas’ credit, scoring 35 points is good. Feleipe Franks looked good in his return to Gainesville, going 15-19 with two touchdowns, and the Razorbacks rushing attack accounted for 208 yards and three touchdowns. In all, they’re still headed in the right direction.

The Gators head to Nashville next week to face Vanderbilt, while Arkansas return to Fayetteville to face LSU.