No. 15 Florida faces South Carolina on Saturday at home, and in the second quarter, Gator QB Feleipe Franks made…
No. 15 Florida faces South Carolina on Saturday at home, and in the second quarter, Gator QB Feleipe Franks made a 10-yard rushing touchdown to tie the match of 14 all. After the score, Franks celebrated … shaking his own home base at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
This end zone he made is typically Florida’s alumni side, so it’s not like he’s targeting this to Gamecock fans. And in the fourth quarter when he made another rushing touchdown to give his team 35-34 points, he made it again to the same end zone!
It’s not often you see a QB home doing this, but it’s meaningful given how France’s last weeks have passed.
Last week against Missouri, Franks was bent for back-up Kyle Trask in a 38-17 loss to the tigers home at Homecoming – there was even Franks boos at a time during the match. Trask ended at 126 meters and a fitting touchdown in the game, and many Gator fans hoped that Trask would be the guy ahead. Here is more from Alligator Army:
After another disappointed excursion from Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks against Missouri in Gator’s loss on Saturday, Florida fans got to see his backup, Kyle Trask , for the first time in a game of regulation. But while Trask was rapturously received by these fans – his first finish and touchdown at the end of his first possessions, honored with a loud bowl from many of the same fans who booed Franks and Florida’s crash in the first half – it is clear that Florida coach Dan Mullen’s preference at QB is much more difficult to count and probably appears to differ from Gator Nation.
The Mizzou performance was a week after Florida’s loss to Georgia, where the Franks fought for the majority of Gators’ 36-17 loss, ending with interception and fumling.
Mullen did not explicitly express how much both quarterbacks would play Saturday against South Carolina, but that suspicion was rested after Trask broke his foot while practicing a trick in practice.
With the injury, Franks is obviously the guy for Florida the rest of the season. Franks finished the South Carolina game with three touchdowns, including two on the ground, 197 total laps, and led Gators to victory over their former head coach Will Muschamp. It’s enough to silence his critics and tell him he’s shooting a little!