The Florida Gators are making their way up into the AP Poll every week due to the high-flying offense that Kyle Trask leads. Through six games, Trask has 28 TD passes; more than former Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow who had 25 and Tua Tagovailoa who had 27 last season.
On Saturday, Trask had five touchdowns in the first half and 285 yards in a 63-35 win over Arkansas. He lit it up on the field for the Gators, but he did not stop there, Trask finished the game with six touchdowns and 356 yards. Without Gators top wide receiver Kyle Pitts (concussion), Trask found four, yes four, different receivers to throw to in the end zone. Trevon Grimes was his favorite target, who had 109 yards and two touchdowns. Although Keon Zipperer had 67 yards; Trask found him in the back of the end zone, twice.
The only other quarterback in the last 20 years with as many TD passes as Trask through six games was Texas Tech signal-caller Graham Harrell in 2007. Unfortunately for Harrell, he was snubbed of the Heisman Trophy, but that won’t be the case here for Trask as every game he makes a case for why he should win.
The Redshirt senior is leading the Gators to a 5-1 start right behind #1 Alabama in the SEC. The Gators have seen similarities between both Trask and Tim Tebow, as both have showcased their maturity and willingness to lead the Gators. Tebow also won Heisman when he was with the Gators along with the National Championship; Trask is following in his footsteps.
Kyle Trask said, “Stats are cool, but they don’t win games.” The Gators are looking to secure their 9th SEC title and their 4th National Championship. Don’t count them out when it comes to January, they will be one of the Top 4 teams and Trask will be a finalist for the Heisman.