By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Southeastern Conference delayed their season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, since the league has returned, Kyle Trask has been putting on a show.
He led the No. 3 Florida Gators to a 38-24 over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
Trask has thrown 10 touchdown passes in the first two games of the season. The Gators are 2-0 in those contests.
With the loss, the Gamecocks fell to 0-2.
Trask — who was not heavily recruited out of high school — will put himself in the Heisman Trophy picture if continues to have these performances. In two games, he has thrown for 684 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He had 416 yards and six touchdown passes against the Ole Miss Rebels. Then, against the Gamecocks, he threw for 268 yards and four more touchdowns.
Trask has hit tight end Kyle Pitts for six touchdowns. Potts is tied for the second-most touchdowns in the SEC over two games in the past 25-years.
Earl Bennett had seven touchdowns with the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2005.
According to ESPN’s Stats and Information, Trask is just the third quarterback in the Southeastern Conference to accomplish 10 touchdowns passes in the team’s first two games. Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Tim Couch was the last to do it in 1998.
Trask is the second Gators player to accomplish this feat. In 1994, Terry Dean was the first to have 10 touchdown passes in two games.
There’s also a good chance — if he keeps this up — he’s going to see an NFL team draft him in 2021.