Trask, No. 6 Florida get "ho-hum" win over Vandy, 38-17

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 21, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is all about winning — and not so much about awards and records.

Trask passed for 383 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 6 Florida rallied from an early deficit to beat Vanderbilt 38-17 on Saturday.

Trask, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, completed 26 of 35 passes to nine different receivers. He is the first quarterback in SEC history to accrue 30 touchdown passes in seven games.

“We knew they were going to be playing a lot of drop eight zones and we were going to have to find open windows and try to pick them apart,” Trask said. “I think I did a decent job of just being on the same page with my guys.

“At the end of the day, I know there’s a lot of politics and things that go into all those individual awards. That’s why I don’t really get into all that. I’m just concerned about winning.”

The Gators (6-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled into Vanderbilt Stadium an hour before kickoff already in uniform, hoping to avoid the visitors locker room as a coronavirus precaution. The Commodores (0-7, 0-7) opened the game by driving for a touchdown, but Trask helped get Florida on track for its seventh consecutive win in the series.

Florida coach Dan Mullen classified the win as “a ho-hum performance," and cornerback Kaiir Elam agreed with his coach’s view.

“It was good that we closed them out. … I think they scored way too many points today, honestly,” Elam said.