Kyle Trask threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 10 Florida outgained visiting Vanderbilt 560-128 en route to a 56-0 victory Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.
Trask completed 25 of 37 passes for 363 yards and two interceptions to help the Gators (8-2, 5-2 SEC) rebound from last week’s 24-17 loss to SEC East rival Georgia.
The Gators scored four third-quarter touchdowns to go ahead 42-0 and ensure they’d win for the 28th time in the last 29 meetings against Vanderbilt. Redshirt freshman quarterback Emory Jones ran for Florida’s final three scores.
Vanderbilt (2-7, 1-5) won the time of possession (33:22 to 26:38) but had fewer first downs (12 to 33), rushing yards (51 to 150) and passing yards (77 to 410) than the Gators.
Deuce Wallace, a redshirt junior making his first career start, was 7 of 18 for 60 yards and one interception. He started because quarterbacks Mo Hasan and Riley Neal were unavailable because of concussions.
Jones ran 13 yards for a score with 2:08 left in the third period to make it 42-0.
Jonathan Greenard’s 80-yard return of a Wallace fumble made it 35-0 at 5:22 of the third quarter. Mohamoud Diabate’s strip sack created the fumble.
Trask threw two scoring passes during the first 4:08 of the second half to build a 28-0 cushion. Trevon Grimes caught a short pass and tight-roped the sideline for a 66-yard score with 13:16 to go in the quarter. Kyle Pitts caught a 15-yard touchdown pass at 10:52.
Jones added two fourth-quarter TD runs — 1 yard at 10:10 and 3 yards at 1:06 — to finish the scoring.
Florida led 14-0 after dominating the first half, when the Gators outgained the Commodores 277-18.
With the Gators on Vanderbilt’s 17-yard line right before halftime, safety Tae Daley intercepted Trask’s pass in the end zone with 11 seconds left. Daley also picked off a Trask pass with Florida driving deep in Vandy territory midway through the first quarter.
Trask scrambled 9 yards to give the Gators a 14-0 advantage with 10:59 left in the second quarter. The four-play, 23-yard drive began after Donovan Stiner’s 29-yard interception return.
Trask’s 1-yard two-handed overhand flip to Lamical Perine on a broken play gave Florida took a 7-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter.
—Field Level Media