The Florida Gators got back in the win column Saturday afternoon following a 42-0 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Gainesville.
Emory Jones had a season-high four touchdown passes in the rout, finishing the day 14-22 for 273 yards.
Perhaps more impressive was the fact that Jones’ four touchdowns went to four different receivers. Jacob Copeland, Trent Whittemore, Ja’Quavion Fraziars, and Dameon Pierce (who also added a pair of one-yard rushing touchdowns) each got in on the scoring action. Copeland led all receivers with five receptions and 79 yards.
Following last week’s win over UConn, Ken Seals struggled. The sophomore quarterback finished 22-43 with 192 passing yards and two interceptions,
Something that stands out from this game is that the Gators had 298 passing yards to just 181 rushing yards. Florida came into the game leading all power five schools in rushing at over 300 yards per game, so this can either be looked at as an intentional part of the gameplan designed to make Emory Jones comfortable and confident against a weak opponent in an effort to pass more against good teams, or it could be as simple as the Gators were taking what Vanderbilt was giving them.
Florida improves to 4-2 on the year and will head to Baton Rouge next week to face LSU. Vanderbilt falls to 2-4 and will head to Columbia next week to square off with the Gamecocks.