Gators To Watch: Georgia vs. Florida 2020

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Gators To Watch: Georgia vs. Florida 2020

Kyle Trask during the Gators’ 38-24 win against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. / UAA Communications photo by Evan Lepak

Kyle Trask (QB, #11)

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has been one of the best quarterbacks in all of college football so far in 2020. He currently has the second-most passing touchdowns in FBS with 18 total combined for 1,341 yards through four games. He’s definitely the top of the Heisman list in many people’s opinions. There hasn’t been a game this season when Trask hasn’t thrown four touchdowns. He will be looking to do so against a depleted UGA secondary who’s dealing with countless injuries. Georgia will be looking to get pressure on Trask all game long, so look for him to use his legs as well.

Kadarious Toney (WR, #1)

The 6-foot-0, 220-pound senior wide receiver has hauled in 22 receptions for 297 yards and six touchdowns this season. In the past two games, Toney has caught two touchdowns apiece against Texas A&M and Missouri, respectively. The Mobile, Alabama native is one of Trask’s most complete offensive weapons behind tight end Kyle Pitts. Toney has started at wide receiver for the Gators for the past four games this season. Look for Georgia to try and lock him down in a game that will decide the SEC East title.

Kyle Pitts (TE, #84)

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is easily one of the most electrifying players in all of college football. He’s built like a wide receiver but lines up in the tight end slot in Dan Mullen’s offense. Pitts has hauled in 17 passes for 274 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season in four games. In Florida’s season opener versus Ole Miss, he hauled in a career-high four touchdowns, which tied a school record. Pitts became the third FBS tight end since the start of 1996 with 150-plus receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in a game. His 170 receiving yards were the highest single-game total by a Gator since Demarcus Robinson’s 216 yards against Kentucky (Sept. 13, 2014). Look for him to be a huge factor against the Bulldogs’ injured secondary.

Brenton Cox (DB, #1)

Florida defensive end Brenton Cox was ranked the No. 23 overall player in the country out of high school in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports Composite. Cox has definitely been waiting for this matchup because signed with the Bulldogs in 2019 and was dismissed from the program after one season. He played in 13 games during the 2018 season for Georgia, helping the Bulldogs to an 11-3 record. He totaled 20 tackles, including seven solo tackles. He made his first start in the Sugar Bowl versus Texas where he notched a career-high six stops. Cox sat out last season due to the NCAA transfer rules and has been playing great for the Gators all season.

Ventrell Miller  (LB, #51)

Florida linebacker Ventrell Miller is one of the best at his position in the conference. He has started in games against Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Texas A&M while recording 30 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one sack and one fumble recovery this season. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after the Ole Miss game where he collected 15 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and a sack. The redshirt junior has never beaten Georgia, so this game will be personal for him. Look for him to be key in Florida’s pass rush next week.

Shawn Davis  (DB, #6)

Florida cornerback Shawn Davis is the team’s second-leading tackler behind Ventrell Miller this season. The Miami native will be looking to be a part of Florida’s senior class that has never beaten Georgia. Davis’ name doesn’t get talked about much, but he’s one of Florida’s leaders on the defense. He will more than likely be matched up with Georgia’s Kearis Jackson, who leads the team in receptions and receiving yards this season. Davis will also be a part of Todd Granthan’s blitz attack on third downs as well, so watch for him to be looking to make a hit on Stetson Bennett.

Gator great Danny Wuerffel threw for 39 touchdowns and 3,625 yards in 1996, winning the Heisman Trophy and leading Florida to the national and Southeastern Conference titles.

Under the direction of legendary Gators quarterback and head coach Steve Spurrier, Florida played in the first five Southeastern Conference Championship Games from 1992 through 1996.

Florida’s beloved Tim Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 2007, setting a Southeastern Conference record by accounting for 55 touchdowns – 32 passing and 23 receiving.

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