Florida Gators start slow but knocks off Vanderbilt

The Florida Gators (6-1, 6-1) defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-7, 0-7) on Saturday on the road in a game that the Gators started slow.

Quarterback Kyle Trask threw just two first half touchdowns as the Gators offense started slow on the road.

The Gators’ defense had a rough first half but buckled down in the second quarter to hold Vanderbilt’s offense down.


Vanderbilt 7, Florida 0- 16-yard touchdown pass from Ken Seals to Chris Pierce with 10:50 to go.

Scoring Drive: 11 plays for 75 yards, 4:10 time of possession.


Florida 7, Vanderbilt 7- 27-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Trask to Kadarius Toney with 7:47 to go.

Scoring Drive: 8 plays for 76 yards, 2:56 time of possession.


Vanderbilt 10- Florida 7- 25-yard field goal is good by Pierson Cooke with 2:45 to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 68 yards, 5:02 time of possession.




Florida 10, Vanderbilt 10- 33-yard field goal is good by Evan McPherson with 4:13 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 31 yards, 3:43 time of possession.


Florida 17, Vanderbilt 10- 34-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Trask to Trevon Grimes with 49 seconds to go.

Scoring Drive: 7 plays for 85 yards, 1:45 time of possession.



Florida 24, Vanderbilt 10- 1-yard rushing touchdown by Dameon Pierce with 9:47 to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 75, 5:13 time of possession.

Florida 31, Vanderbilt 10- 2-yard passing touchdown from Kyle Trask to Kemore Gamble with 2:55 to go.

Scoring Drive: 10 plays for 91 yards, 4:34 time of possession.

Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17- 58-yard touchdown pass Ken Seals to Chris Pierce with 2:01 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 75 yards, 54 seconds of time of possession.


Florida 38, Vanderbilt 17- 30-yard touchdown pass from Emory Jones to Kemore Gamble with 6:46 to go.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.