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GAMEDAY BLOG: Arkansas can’t keep up with Gators in 63-35 loss

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Arkansas tried to stay with Florida for awhile, but a big night by Kyle Trask made that a failed mission with six touchdown passes on his way to a 63-35 win in Gainesville.

Trask was 23-of-29 through the air for 356 yards and six touchdowns while the opportunistic Razorbacks’ defense couldn’t pick up a single turnover all evening.

Hogs quarterback Feleipe Franks, returning to Gainesville to face his old team, didn’t have a bad night. He was 15-of-19 for 224 yards and two touchdowns while the running game added 208 yards.

4Q 11:51: Arkansas doesn’t quit as Mike Woods takes in a long pass from Feleipe Franks, pushes a defender away then out-runs everyone diagonally across the field for an 82-yard scoring pass If you had the over you’d have been good from early in the fourth quarter. Gators 56, Hogs 28

4Q 12:17: Feleipe Franks and Rakeem Boyd mess up a handoff, the ball hits the ground. Florida’s Zachary Carter scoops it up and runs 35 yards untouched down the right sideline and it’s officially a blowout. Gators 56, Hogs 21

4Q 13:08: Kyle Trask throws his sixth touchdown pass of the night with another pass down the seam into the end zone to Keon Zipperer for the second time that connection has worked. The Gators’ offense has 510 yards on the night and has blown this one open. Gators 49, Hogs 21

3Q 3:01: The Hogs’ offense comes up a yard short of a first down when Blake Kern is tackled by a defensive back then the Gators’ offense goes down the field to score on a 1-yard run by freshman quarterback Emory Jones. Gators 42, Hogs 21

3Q 12:00: Arkansas’ offense takes the second-half kickoff and goes 75 yards in nine plays, overcoming a critical third-and-short mistake in the process. Rakeem Boyd broke free up the middle with a slicing cutback to score from 12 yards out. Now the defense needs a stop. Gators 35, Hogs 21

HALFTIME: If Florida’s Kyle Trask wins the Heisman this year it’s a safe bet there will be highlights against the Hogs. Trask has lit up the Hogs’ secondary in the first half, going 18-of-22 for 285 yards and five touchdowns. The last one of those came with a 5-yarder to Keon Zipperer with 17 seconds left in the second quarter. The Hogs’ offense hasn’t struggled. Feleipe Franks is 6-of-8 for 102 yards but 47 of that came on a scoring pass to Mike Woods. The Hogs have rushed for 124 yards (135 without sacks), but 83 of that came on Trelon Smith’s long run. Gators 35, Hogs 14

2Q 4:33: Kyle Trask is making Arkansas’ pass defense look like something that’s never been practiced as he completes a 33-yard scoring pass to Jared Copeland, who beats Joe Foucha and Simeon Blair. Trask is 15-of-18 for 247 yards and four touchdowns … all in the first half. Gators 28, Hogs 14

2Q 6:55: Trelon Smith shows NFL-type moves and speed as he blows through the line, makes one cut and races 83 yards for the Hogs’ longest scoring play of the season (the longest since Rakeem Boyd went 86 yards against Western Kentucky last year). That’s answering the Gators quickly on Smith’s first carry of the night. Gators 21, Hogs 14

2Q 7:17: Gators quarterback Kyle Trask is having a huge night … all in the first half. After Arkansas’ offense bogged down, Trask first converted an awkward-looking flea-flicker into a  43-yard completion to Xzavier Henderson (backpedaling behind Hudson Clark), he threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Justin Shorter, who simply out-jumped Jalen Catalon. The Hogs’ offense has got to avoid mistakes or this is going to get out of hand. Gators 21, Hogs 7

2Q 10:03: After Feleipe Franks doesn’t correctly read a fourth-and-1 pass (Treylon Burks was wide open for a touchdown), the Gators convert a third-and-11 into a 23-yard score from Kyle Trask to Trevon Grimes. Cornerbacks Greg Brooks, Jr., and Hudson Clark didn’t communicate a man coverage correctly and Grimes was wide open in the middle. Gators 14, Hogs 7

1Q 6:03: The Hogs answered the Gators in a hurry. Feleipe Franks got warmed up on short passes to De’Vion Warren and Blake Kern, mixed in a couple of Rakeem Boyd runs, then found Mike Woods down the right sideline for a 47-yard scoring strike to tie the game. Hogs 7, Gators 7

1Q 7:36: Florida takes the opening kickoff and drives 75 yards in 14 plays with quarterback Kyle Trask hitting Trevon Grimes on a sideline screen for the score from 9 yards out. Now, the Razorbacks’ offense has to answer to avoid digging an early hole. Gators 7, Hogs 0

Arkansas looks for a way to keep the momentum going off a surprising 3-3 start to the season on the road against Flordia. LISTEN ONLINE