Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts were each instrumental in the Florida Gators’ victory Saturday.
Trask played a brilliant game under center. The Florida quarterback went for 268 yards on a 21-for-29 mark, with four touchdown passes on the day. Two of them went to the all-world tight end Pitts, who continued his brilliant play on Saturday afternoon. Pitts’ two touchdowns came in the first two quarters of the game, meaning he had six touchdowns in the first six quarters of action this season. While that streak was snapped, we figure six touchdowns in two games is a pretty good mark regardless.
Trask’s other two touchdowns went to Kadarius Toney and Trent Whittemore, as Trask wasn’t shy about spreading the ball around. He threw passes to nine different receivers on the afternoon, with six of them pulling in at least two receptions. Toney led the way with six catches, while Pitts was second with four of his own.
South Carolina sputters to 0-2 after falling to Florida on Saturday. Collin Hill’s stats may indicate some inaccuracies, as the Gamecocks quarterback went for 28-for-47 on his pass attempts. But there were plenty of times where his receivers just weren’t helping him out. They had a very bad case of the dropsies, and when playing an offense like Florida’s, you just cannot afford that sort of thing. He did throw two touchdown passes, one to Shi Smith and the other to Kevin Harris, who also rumbled in for a rushing touchdown in the early goings.
Collin Hill’s eight ‘carries’ for -15 yards made the running game stats look poor for SC, but there were some positives to take away there. Harris rushed for 100 yards on just 22 carries, while Deshaun Fenwick picked up 32 yards on six carries, meaning they had 132 yards on 28 carries, good for a clip of 4.7 YPC. That’s a decent mark against a Florida defense that is still working out the kinks to say the very least. But obviously, not enough to get them the W.