On Saturday afternoon, the Florida Gators took care of business against the Auburn Tigers to prove they are for real in the SEC and a potential contender for the College Football Playoff.
After losing quarterback Feleipe Franks earlier this season, the Gators turned to Kyle Trask, who has played well in Franks’ absence.
Unfortunately, the Gators nearly lost Trask when he suffered an apparent knee injury against Auburn.
During the first half, Trask took a nasty shot to his left leg and was forced to leave the game for a few minutes. Florida head coach Dan Mullen was not happy with the hit and used his halftime interview to show it.
The head coach called out Auburn for what he thought was a “dirty” hit on Trask.
Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson appeared to be pulled down into Trask’s leg.
After the game, Davidson spoke with reporters about the play.
“I always play between the rules,” he said.
Dan Mullen insinuated Marlon Davidson's hit that injured Kyle Trask was a "dirty" play.
Derrick Brown said that's not right. Davidson defended the play (on which he was held and pushed into Trask).
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) October 6, 2019
Trask returned to the game after the hit, but did not look to be moving well.
The Gators need a healthy quarterback under center for next weekend’s contest against LSU. If Trask isn’t mobile, the Tigers defensive front will pose serious problems for Florida.
Emory Jones might be Mullen’s best option if Trask continues to be hampered by the knee injury moving forward.