Florida beats Vanderbilt: Kyle Trask overcomes slow start to add to Heisman resume

Florida football star quarterback Kyle Trask made a charge towards the Heisman Trophy after a slow start in the win vs. Vanderbilt.

Florida dominated Vanderbilt, as Kyle Trask inches closer to the Heisman Trophy.

The No. 6 Florida Gators defeated the winless Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon, 38-17. Trask completed 26-of-35 passes for 383 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had four carries for seven yards on the ground. Seemingly every week, Trask puts up video game numbers in the Florida offense. It is why he is the front-runner to win the 2020 Heisman.


The Heisman Trophy may come down to which team wins the SEC Championship

For the last few weeks, Trask has been seen as the favorite to win the Heisman. His play vs. the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville followed up an incredible game vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks put him in the driver’s seat over Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones. Odds are, both will end up being finalists for college football’s most prestigious honor. So who will come out on top?

Admittedly, it will take a lot for Trask to lose his grip on the Heisman at this juncture. However, a bad performance in the SEC Championship game vs. Alabama could tip the scales back in Jones’ favor. The SEC title bout cost former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the Heisman back in 2018, so something like that could happen again. For now, it feels like Trask’s award to lose.

As long as Trask keeps playing at this high level, he will be the fourth Gator to win the Heisman, joining Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow.

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