Following the Gators’ 41-39 comeback win over South Carolina, the team was well represented in the SEC’s weekly awards.
Quarterback Graham Mertz (RS-Jr) was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in Columbia that saw him throw for a career high 423 yards. Mertz engineered the game-winning drive that went 75 yards in less than two minutes of game time and put Florida ahead 41-37.
The Wisconsin transfer finished the game 30-48 for 423 yards and three touchdowns.
Placekicker Trey Smack earned SEC Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors after going 4-5 on field goal attempts against the Gamecocks.
Smack made a career long kick of 54 yards on top of 48- and 44-yards as well. His lone miss was a block by the South Carolina defensive line.
On the season, Smack has made eleven of twelve field goal attempts and all fourteen of his extra points.
Florida enters the bye week at 5-2 overall and 3-1 midway through their conference slate. The Gators will take on rival Georgia, the number 1 ranked team in the nation,