The most intriguing things about Florida’s meeting with Vanderbilt this Saturday at noon, in order:
- Kyle Trask’s opportunity to throw four touchdown passes in seven consecutive games, extending records that seem likely to ultimately belong to only him.
- The fact that it’s airing on ABC, rather than ESPN, because the morning-of cancellation of Clemson’s visit to Florida State, a move that has already produced all sorts of incredibly depressing recriminations and takes because we live in a nation in which nothing is real unless you assert it to be anymore.
- Uhhh, I guess seeing whether Florida’s defense can stop even a really bad offense?
This final month of regular-season football is going to feel a lot like playing out the string for Florida and its fans, because the Gators are going to be heavily favored to win games they really only need to win by a single point to keep all their dreams alive. Florida must win these games, sure, but style points are for Trask’s Heisman campaign, not the Gators’ College Football Playoff chances: Those will be determined by a game in Atlanta down the road, so long as Florida makes it there.
Winning at Vanderbilt is not exactly a high hurdle to Florida making it there.
So, yeah, I’m just rooting for Trask touchdowns today.