(Saturday, September 25th)
Final Score: (9) Florida 48, Kentucky 14
Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Trey Burton set a Florida record by scoring six touchdowns in one game, as the ninth-ranked Gators rolled to a 48-14 win over Kentucky for their 24th straight win over the Wildcats.
Burton, a freshman, scored on each of his five rushes and also caught a touchdown pass from John Brantley for the Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC), who have won 24 straight regular season games.
Burton is the fourth player in SEC history to have six or more touchdowns in one game and the first since Cadillac Williams (2003), who played for Auburn.
"There's no magical story behind No. 8. He played very well," Florida coach Urban Meyer said. "We're not trying to give him the ball; he's just taking the ball. He's executing some option football. We're getting the ball into hands of fast players."
Brantley finished 24-of-35 for 248 yards with one TD and an interception for the Gators, while Meyer became the sixth fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins. Next up for the Gators is a game next Saturday night at top-ranked Alabama.
Mike Hartline completed 21-of-39 passes for 242 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Wildcats (3-1, 0-1), who got 114 yards receiving and a pair of scores from Chris Matthews. Derrick Locke rushed 23 times for 103 yards in defeat.
"It's not Kentucky football. We can't have dumb mistakes," Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said. "We can't have five-yard penalties and those kind of mistakes. Those are things that cost you the game. We just can not allow those things to happen. We learned something today and we'll be on the road again next week and we'll learn from our mistakes."
Burton scored on an 11-yard run nearly four minutes into the game, and he caught an 11-yard TD pass from Brantley to cap an 85-yard drive later in the quarter.
Jeremy Brown picked off Hartline and rumbled 52 yards to the end zone with 6:14 left in the second quarter before the Wildcats finally reached the scoreboard on Randall Cobb's 11-yard TD pass to Matthews with 3:22 remaining in the half.
Burton capped Florida's opening possession of the second half with a 10-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked for a 27-7 Gators lead.
Hartline connected with Matthews on a 27-yard TD three minutes later, but Burton accounted for the final three Florida scores - a nine-yard run with 1:20 left in the third, a three-yard run early in the fourth and a seven-yard rush with 6:38 remaining.
Florida holds an all-time 44-17 advantage in the series...The Gators compiled 466 yards of offense to 352 for Kentucky...Burton also completed his only pass attempt for 42 yards...Leading the Florida receiving corps was Deonte Thompson with five receptions for 86 yards...Burton's five rushing TDs tied former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's record for most touchdowns in a game, which was set at South Carolina in 2007.
09/26 01:40:31 ET