#9 Gators Rally Past Kentucky But Lose Franks To Injury

The ninth-ranked Florida Gators (3-0, 1-0) rallied to a 29-21 win over the Kentucky Wildcats (2-1, 0-1) on Saturday night, but lost quarterback Felepie Franks for what could turn out to be the remainder of the season.

After Franks was carted off with a dislocated right ankle late in the third quarter that could prove to be season-ending, the Gators orchestrated a rally. Kentucky led at that point 21-10, but the Gators regrouped behind quarterback Kyle Trask. Trask led three fourth quarter touchdown drives in relief of Franks, including a go-ahead score with 4:11 to go. From there the defense was able to hold on and secure the 29-21 win for the Gators.

Franks left after going 12-for-17 with a touchdown and an interception and 174 yards in the air. Trask finished his relief appearance going 9-for-13 with 126 yards passing in the comeback effort, while running in a touchdown of his own. Sawyer Smith went 23-for-35 with 267 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the losing cause.

The Gators will return to action next Saturday afternoon at home when they play host to the Tennessee Volunteers - kickoff is scheduled for high noon from Gainesville.

 

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