GAINESVILLE, Fla. – They didn’t waste any time getting to a play both of them know so well they could envision it with their eyes closed.
“It’s something we practiced all week,” quarterback Kyle Trask said.
Two plays after Gators starting tight end Kyle Pitts left the game due to a vicious head-to-head collision with Bulldogs safety Lewis Cine, Trask dropped back in search of Pitts’ replacement, fourth-year junior Kemore Gamble. The game was tied 21-all midway in the second quarter when Trask surveyed the field.
Gamble slid to the outside and turned upfield. He appeared invisible from the way Georgia’s defense reacted. Uncovered down the sideline, Trask lofted a perfectly thrown pass that Gamble hauled in for a 24-yard touchdown, putting the Gators ahead for good as they snapped a three-game losing streak against Georgia and moved into the driver’s seat in the SEC East.
The go-ahead score unfolded as drawn up in the playbook.
“We just did a little jet motion, try to grab their eyes and have Gamble go down the sideline,” Trask said. “We executed it perfectly and Gamble did a great job of getting open.”
When the sixth-ranked Gators (4-1) host Arkansas (3-3) on Saturday at The Swamp, Trask likely will