The Florida Gators torched the Ole Miss Rebels 51-35 Saturday in Oxford.

Florida entered the game as a top 5 team, and the offense lived up to the hype. Quarterback Kyle Trask had a career day, as he completed 30-of-42 for 416 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tight end Kyle Pitts caught 8 passes for 170 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Gators defense, not so much. Ole Miss moved the ball at will. Todd Grantham’s unit gave up 613 total yards to Lane Kiffin’s offense, and the Gators struggled in fundamentals throughout the game.

Kiffin was asked about the Gators following the season opener:

  • “We had a lot of chances to make plays in this game to change the outcome, and we didn’t do that. You know, that’s a top 10 or top 5 teams in the country, and if you’re going to beat those guys, you can’t make the mistakes we made.”
  • “You can’t turn the ball over in the red zone. They (Florida) go 5-for-5. We go 4-for-8 in the red zone. Do the math there.”

  • “To beat teams like that, you have to almost play perfect.”

  • “Kyle Trask had video game stats. So, a lot of credit to him. The tight end (Kyle Pitts) was unbelievable. Two of the touchdowns he was double covered on. Obviously, Kyle (Trask) knows where the player (Pitts) is, and he forces the ball to him, and they got 2 touchdowns. A lot of credit to them. We did not play well.”