Gators Feast in the Swamp

Florida Owns Arkansas in Frank’s Return to The Everglades

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks

Donovan Lee, Assistant Sports Editor

The Everglades is a familiar scene for Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks. He is no foreigner when it comes to the Florida Gators since he transferred from UF to enroll at Arkansas for the 2020-21 season.

After a 24-13 win over Tennessee last week, but having to play without play calling from head coach Sam Pittman due to his positive COVID-19 test result earlier in the week, the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3) traveled to the Swamps in hopes to stun a No. 6 Florida Gators (4-1) team riding an impressive 44-28 win over SEC West foe Georgia.

The talk of the town happens to be Florida quarterback Kyle Trask who is developing a resume worthy of a Heisman campaign. Trask has thrown for over 300+ yards in five of their six games this season, along with four or more touchdowns in all six games in their 2020 season.

The trend would continue for Trask, compiling 356 yards through the air and 6 touchdowns against the Hogs. Franks played an impressive game for Arkansas, completing 15 of his 19 pass attempts for 250 yards and two successful strikes to the endzone.

However, the Florida passing attack would become too much for the Hogs early on, trailing 35-14 at the half, and continued throughout the game, with Florida tallying two 21 point quarters (28 in the second, 21 in the fourth), the Gators chomped on the visitors from The Hill in a 63-35 victory.

The sixth-ranked Gators are on track to appear in the SEC championship game, as they are the SEC West leaders and hold the advantage over Georgia. They will play the 0-6 Vanderbilt Commodores this week, while the Hogs battle for “The Boot” in Fayetteville on Nov. 21 against LSU (2-3).

The Arkansas-LSU game will be airing on the SEC Network with an early afternoon kickoff of 11 a.m. Coach Sam Pittman will still be inactive unless he can test negative for three consecutive COVID-19 tests within a 72-hour time frame.