Jacksonville Sports Day

NO CONTEST: Gators Batter Towson Tigers; Auburn Up Next

GAINESVILLE – Towson University football had some strong early offensive drives against SEC power and No. 9/8 Florida but fell to the Gators 38-0 in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon.

For Florida, QB Kyle Trask threw 18-for-20 with two touchdowns and 188 yards, with Dameon Pierce running for 84 yards and a score.

A Pierce run to the left side for 37 yards resulted in a TD as Florida led 31-0 with 4:50 remaining in the third quarter.

Florida scored on a Trask five-yard pass to Kyle Pitts. Florida led 7-0 with 9:28 remaining in the 1st.

Florida’s Trevon Grimes finished with a career-high five reception

Lamical Perine led the rushing attack for Florida the their next drive. A pass to Tyrie Cleveland for 32 yards got the Gators into Towson territory.

Florida converted a 42-yard field goal by Evan McPherson in the opening seconds of the second quarter to lead 10-0.

A run by Trask increased the Gators’ lead to 17-0 with 3:46 left in the half.

Defensively for the Gators Jonathan Greenard and Donovan Stiner had third quarter interceptions.

Brad Stewart Jr. and Mohamoud Diabate recorded their first career sacks in the fourth quarter. Trey Dean III tied his career high with six tackles, Amari Burney led the Gators in tackles with eight.

Keon Zipperer’s two-yard touchdown reception from QB Emory Jones was the first catch of his career. Jones’ passing touchdown was his first since throwing two against Idaho .

Towson QB Tom Flacco finished 16-for-27 with 157 yards passing, 15 yards on the ground and a pair of interceptions.

UF NOTES: Trask broke Florida’s school record for consecutive completions, as he completed 18 in a row …Towson reached Florida territory in all three of its first half drives and five total, getting to at least the Florida 30….when the Gators come running out of the tunnel for Saturday’s Homecoming Weekend contest with Auburn, fans they will be wearing retro uniforms – blue jerseys, white pants, black shoes and white helmets with an “F” on them…ESPN announced on Saturday night that its weekly traveling shows College GameDay, will be making its way to Gainesville to broadcast from the site of the top-ten, SEC contest between the No. 9 Gators and No. 7 Auburn Tigers. GameDay will be back in Gainesville for the first time since Oct. 20, 2012, when No. 3 Florida defeated No. 9 South Carolina, 44-11.

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