Saturday, July 24

UF reveals jersey combination for Vanderbilt game – 247Sports

– The Gators’ 275 points mark their third-highest total through the first six games of any season in school history, only trailing the 1996 Gators (315) and 1994 Gators (287).

– Florida has scored 35-plus points in eight consecutive games, which is tied for the longest streak in school history. UF also had eight-game streaks from Oct. 4-Nov. 29, 2008, and the first eight games of the 1996 season. The six straight 35-point outings against SEC teams also ties a school record (also put together within the 1996, 2008 streaks).

– UF is coming off its first 60-point game against an SEC team since a 63-5 win over Kentucky on Oct. 25, 2008.

– With the win last week, Dan Mullen tied Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer for the best 32-game start by a head coach in program history. All three posted identical 26-6 records through. Spurrier and Meyer both won their 33rd game.

– The Gators threw seven touchdown passes for the seventh time in school history, and they tossed five in a single half (five in the first) for the eighth time in program history.

Kyle Trask threw six of them, making him the seventh quarterback in SEC history with multiple six-touchdown passing performances. The only Gators with two such games are Danny Wuerffel (two) and Terry Dean (two).

– By the end of the first half, Trask already logged his sixth consecutive game with at least four passing touchdowns, extending his SEC record streak. The only FBS quarterbacks since the start of 1996 with such streaks are Trask, Hawaii’s Colt Brennan (nine games in 2006), Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell (six games in 2007), Toledo’s Logan Woodside (six games in 2016).

– Five Gators caught a touchdown reception against Arkansas, with Trevon Grimes and tight end Keon Zipperer reeling in two apiece. In addition to it being the first multi-touchdown game of Grimes’ career, it was his second career 100- yard receiving game, with the other coming two years ago at Florida State. Additionally, Grimes and Justin Shorter have touchdown catches each of the last three games.

– Florida is one of four FBS teams (Liberty, Marshall, Texas) with 10 different players with a touchdown reception.

– UF also posted its fourth straight 300-yard passing game, its longest streak since a 14-game run from 2000-02.

– Florida is coming off its second 50-point game against an SEC opponent this year, marking the first time since 2008 and ninth time in program history the Gators posted multiple 50-point outings against SEC teams in the same season. The Gators have three 50-point games against SEC teams under Mullen, who trails Spurrier (18) and Meyer (six) for the most in school history.

– Saturday was UF’s fifth 50-point outing under Mullen, equaliing the program’s total of 50-point games from 2010-17.

– Florida ranks seventh nationally and second in the SEC with 7.36 yards per play. UF’s 6.5 yards per play last year ranked 16th nationally, far and away its best average since 2009 (7.0 yards per play).

Kyle Trask is the only FBS quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in five different games this season, and he’s done it in six.

– Junior tight end Kyle Pitts and senior all-purpose athlete Kadarius Toney have combined for 14 touchdown receptions this year — one more than the total amassed by Florida’s two 2019 leaders in receiving touchdowns. Pitts’ eight touchdown receptions are tied for fourth among all FBS players, and Toney’s six are tied for 16th.

– Pitts’ eight touchdown receptions are the most by any Gators pass catcher in a season since Riley Cooper finished the 2009 season with nine.

– Florida and Arkansas State are the only FBS teams featuring three players with five receiving touchdowns.

– Five Gators have multiple receving touchdowns this season. Last year, seven Gators finished with two or more, marking the first time since 2007 that many Gators caught at least two touchdowns in a season.

– UF leads the SEC with 3.17 sacks per game and is tied for second in the league with 6.67 TFLs per game.

– Although it fell into a 14-0 hole and gave up 136 yards on Georgia’s first two possessions, the Gators’ defense responded and allowed just 141 yards on 51 plays (2.76 yards per play).

– That finish resembled its start to the Missouri game. Prior to the final two defensive drives against Missouri — by which time UF built a 41-10 lead — the Gators gave up just 172 total yards and did not cede a touchdown to the Tigers’ offense.

– Also against Missouri, Florida also had its best performance when facing at least 15 third down attempts (3-15 / 20 percent) since last year’s rout of Vanderbilt, when it held the Commodores to three of 15 on third down.

– The last two weeks, Florida allowed Georgia to convert just two of its 13 third downs (15.4 percent), and Arkansas to convert just three of nine third downs.

– The Gators snared three interceptions in the win over Georgia, setting a season high for takeaways.

– Florida, Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, and Tennessee were the only FBS teams with at least three interceptions in three different games last season.

– UF has nine takeaways this season, bringing its total since the start of 2018 up to 58 — which is tied for 10th among FBS teams.

– Last season, UF finished seventh nationally in scoring defense (15.5 points), posted three shutouts for the first time since 1988, and was one of two FBS teams (Oregon being the other) to hold five opponents without an offensive touchdown. The 23 offensive touchdowns allowed by the Gators last season were tied for the fourth-lowest total nationally, and the fewest they surrendered since 2012.

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