COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kyle Trask threw for a career-high four touchdowns and No. 9 Florida rebounded from last week’s loss at LSU with a 38-27 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.
Trask threw one interception, but completed 21 of 33 passes for 200 yards and tossed three of his fourth touchdown passes in the fourth quarter of the game to help the Gators (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) fend off the challenges from the hosts.
With the score knotted at 10 apiece at halftime and only three points separating the teams at the end of the third quarter, Trask connected with Freddie Swain, Kyle Pitts and Trevon Grimes from 25, 5 and 5 yards, respectively for touchdowns to pull away.
Finish. Finish. Finish.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 19, 2019
South Carolina’s Ryan Hilinski completed 17 of 35 throws for 170 yards and a touchdown, but struggled to build a rhythm on the day, which suggests that he is still to recover fully from the sprained knee he picked up in the Georgia win.
Clemson graduate transfer Tavien Feaster rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.
Mon Denson also ran for a score and Bryan Edwards caught seven passes for 78 yards for the Gamecocks (3-4, 2-3), who were hoping to repeat last week’s upset win at Georgia.
Instead, they were outscored 21-7 in the final period and fell below .500 in the standings.