The No. 10 Florida Gators picked up a huge conference win on Saturday afternoon as they defeated No. 6 Auburn, 24-13. Florida never trailed in the game and held the Tigers’ offense to no points in the second half. The Gators improved to 6-0 (3-0 SEC) with the win.
There was a brief scare as quarterback Kyle Trask left the game after taking a hit to his leg, but he returned with a brace and played the remainder of the game. During the halftime interview, Coach Dan Mullen said Trask sprained his MCL, but we’ll provide more updates as they are available.
Trask finished the game going 19-for-31 for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
Freddie Swain’s 64-yard touchdown reception got things started for the Gators on the first drive. Florida scored after just two plays on offense and never looked back.
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Things got sloppy as the Gators fumbled on its next three possessions, but the defense limited Auburn to just two field goals in that span.
Florida’s second touchdown came two plays after a big interception by Shawn Davis midway through the second quarter, and Trask connected with Josh Hammond for the 13-yard score. The Gators answered an Auburn touchdown, giving Florida a 17-13 lead at the break.
The second half was tough for both offenses, but Lamical Perine’s 88-yard touchdown with just over nine minutes to play in the 4th quarter gave Florida its final advantage. The Gators held Auburn to just 269 yards of total offense, and each team turned it over four times.
Next up, Florida travels to No. 5 LSU. Stay tuned for more analysis on this game to come.