Two different Gators received recognition from the league office after Florida’s victory over Georgia on Saturday. Kyle Trask earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week while kicker Evan McPherson claimes Special Teams Player of the Week.
Trask threw for 474 yards and four touchdowns with a 69 percent completion rate in the win in Jacksonville. The performance made him the first SEC quarterback to throw at least four touchdowns in five consecutive games. His 22 touchdowns are the most in the SEC and tied for first in the country with Memphis’s Brady White and Texas’s Sam Ehlinger.
Furthermore, those 474 yards are the second-highest in a single game at Florida (eight yards behind Tim Tebow’s 2010 Sugar Bowl game) and the most ever against Georgia.
McPherson nailed three field goals out of four attempts Saturday. Additionally, his efforts earned him the Lou Groza Star of the Week. He made from 34, 50 and 51 yards. It’s the third time in school history a kicker had multiple field goal makes of 50 yards with the first two being Eddy Piñeiro and David Posey. McPherson currently leads the SEC in field goal makes of 50 or more yards in a game.
K Evan McPherson has to have the strongest leg in CFB. I mean those 50 yarders are still climbing when they hit the net!! What a weapon in a close game! https://t.co/suXI4wtXj1— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 8, 2020