NCAA Game Summary - Kentucky at Florida|
(Saturday, September 25th)
Final Score: (9) Florida 48, Kentucky 14
Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Trey Burton set a Florida record by scoring
six touchdowns in one game, as the ninth-ranked Gators rolled to a 48-14 win
over Kentucky for their 24th straight win over the Wildcats.
Burton, a freshman, scored on each of his five rushes and also caught a
touchdown pass from John Brantley for the Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC), who have won
24 straight regular season games.
Burton is the fourth player in SEC history to have six or more touchdowns in
one game and the first since Cadillac Williams (2003), who played for Auburn.
"There's no magical story behind No. 8. He played very well," Florida coach
Urban Meyer said. "We're not trying to give him the ball; he's just taking the
ball. He's executing some option football. We're getting the ball into hands
of fast players."
Brantley finished 24-of-35 for 248 yards with one TD and an interception for
the Gators, while Meyer became the sixth fastest coach in NCAA history to
reach 100 career wins. Next up for the Gators is a game next Saturday night
at top-ranked Alabama.
Mike Hartline completed 21-of-39 passes for 242 yards with a touchdown and two
interceptions for the Wildcats (3-1, 0-1), who got 114 yards receiving and a
pair of scores from Chris Matthews. Derrick Locke rushed 23 times for 103
yards in defeat.
"It's not Kentucky football. We can't have dumb mistakes," Kentucky coach
Joker Phillips said. "We can't have five-yard penalties and those kind of
mistakes. Those are things that cost you the game. We just can not allow those
things to happen. We learned something today and we'll be on the road again
next week and we'll learn from our mistakes."
Burton scored on an 11-yard run nearly four minutes into the game, and he
caught an 11-yard TD pass from Brantley to cap an 85-yard drive later in the
Jeremy Brown picked off Hartline and rumbled 52 yards to the end zone with
6:14 left in the second quarter before the Wildcats finally reached the
scoreboard on Randall Cobb's 11-yard TD pass to Matthews with 3:22 remaining
in the half.
Burton capped Florida's opening possession of the second half with a 10-yard
touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked for a 27-7 Gators lead.
Hartline connected with Matthews on a 27-yard TD three minutes later, but
Burton accounted for the final three Florida scores - a nine-yard run with
1:20 left in the third, a three-yard run early in the fourth and a seven-yard
rush with 6:38 remaining.
Florida holds an all-time 44-17 advantage in the series...The Gators compiled
466 yards of offense to 352 for Kentucky...Burton also completed his only pass
attempt for 42 yards...Leading the Florida receiving corps was Deonte Thompson
with five receptions for 86 yards...Burton's five rushing TDs tied former
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's record for most touchdowns in a game, which
was set at South Carolina in 2007.
09/26 01:40:31 ET