NASHVILLE, Tenn. — So, it turns out that Kyle Trask is not a four-touchdown-pass-per-game machine.
He only had three Saturday.
They were enough, however. Plenty, actually, along with what the rest of sixth-ranked Florida Gators managed during their 38-17 victory over winless Vanderbilt at virtually empty Dudley Field. Covid-19 restrictions in the state of Tennessee limited stadium capacity, with only 1,147 on hand to see UF erase a couple early leads for the Commodores, with a burst of 24 consecutive points bridging the halves turning command to the visitors and sending the Gators (6-1, 6-1) to a fourth straight win, thus keeping them in firm control of their fate with regard to the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title and berth in the league championship game.
It wasn’t overwhelming, not by a long shot. But it was effective as far as the ultimate goal.
“Really kind of a ho-hum performance by us. That’s the best way to put it,” UF coach Dan Mullen said. “If we want to be a great team, we can’t do that.”
With next-to-no fans and a combination of canned crowd noise and music providing an annoying and non-stop soundtrack, Trask completed 26 of his 35 attempts for 383 yards and a trio of