Trask starts fast in win over Ole Miss

by Gary Shelton on September 27, 2020

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Kyle Trask has a big opener for the Gators./STEVEN MUNCIE

Sunday, 2 a.m.

It's only a step, but so far, the Florida Gators look like a legitimate contender in the SEC East Division.

Quarterback Kyle Trask threw six touchdown passes -- four of them to tight end Kyle Pitts -- to give the fifth-ranked Gators a 51-35 victory over Ole Miss.

In all, Trask hit 30 of 41 passes for 416 yards to get Florida off to a good start. Pitts caught eight of his passes for 170 yards. Trask became the first

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Florida quarterback to have more than 400 yards in a game since Tim Tebow, in his final game, threw for a school-record 482 yards on Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl following the 2009 season. 

He is a match up nightmare for defenses," Trask said. "He's too big for cornerbacks and too fast for linebackers so it gives defenses lots of trouble and that's what you like to see."

Matt Corral threw for 395 yards for Ole Miss. Elijah Moore caught 10 passes for 227 yards.

The Gators play South Carolina at noon on Saturday.

Miami 52, FSU 10: At first glance, Mike Norvell has a lot of work to do.

Norvell, the new FSU coach who missed the game, saw his team hammered in its opening game. New Miami quarter D'Eriq King hit 29 pf 40 passes for 267 yards to lead the route.

The Seminoles are now 2-0 on the season. FSU play at home against Jacksonville State next week. Miami has a bye week.

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