Steve Spurrier rewards Dan Mullen for breaking school record, offers more for SEC title
The Florida offense put up some huge numbers on Saturday in a 51-35 win at Ole Miss.
After the game, coach Dan Mullen said, “I think Coach Spurrier probably owes me a drink then tonight when I get home.”
Among the eye-popping numbers were 642 total yards, which was the most in a game in school history, and the most for an SEC team has ever in a conference game. The huge offensive performance was led by QB Kyle Trask, who threw six touchdowns, tied for the most by an SEC quarterback in a conference opener. Mullen added that it was difficult to break any of Spurrier’s records at Florida.
Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley recalled the exchange when he caught up with Spurrier after the game, and wrote, “Dan Mullen said he expects a nice bottle of wine on his desk after breaking one of the Head Ball Coach’s records for yards in an SEC game. Spurrier told me, “Tell coach to win an SEC championship and I’ll bring him two.”
Expectations should only rise for the Gators, who play South Carolina next week. Along with the offense, there were three field goals by Evan McPherson, including a 55-yarder. And Georgia transfer Brenton Cox Jr. led the defense that had 11 tackles for loss and a turnover.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 26, 2020