No. 15 Florida is facing South Carolina on Saturday at home, and in the second quarter, Gator QB Feleipe Franks scored a 10-yard rushing touchdown to the game at 14 all. After the score, Franks celebrated by … shushing his own home crowd at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
This page is scored in Florida's alumni side, so it's not like this what to direct this to Gamecock fans. And in the fourth quarter when he scored another rushing touchdown to give his team a 35-34 lead, he did it again to the same end zone!
It's not often you see a QB at home, but this makes sense.
Last week against Missouri, Franks was benchmarked for back-up Kyle Trask in a 38-17 loss to the Tigers at home on homecoming – there were even freaks at one point during the game. Trask finished with 126 yards and a passing touchdown in the game, and a lot of Gator fans were hoping Trask would be the guy moving forward. Here's more from Alligator Army:
After another disappointing outing from Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks against Missouri in the Gators' Loss on Saturday, Florida fans got to see his backup, Kyle Trask, for the first time in a regulation game. But while Trask was received rapturously by those fans – his first completions, and the touchdown at the end of his first possessions, were many with the same fans who booed Franks and Florida's opening in the first half – it's clear That Florida coach Dan Mullen's preference at QB is a lot harder to figure, and that it probably differs from Gator Nation's.
That Mizzou performance was one week after Florida's loss to Georgia, in which Franks struggled for the majority of the Gators' 36-17 loss, finishing with an interception and a fumble.
Mullen did not exactly say this would be Saturday's South Carolina, but that suspicion was put to rest after Trask broke his foot while practicing a trick play in practice.
With the injury, Franks is obviously the guy for Florida the rest of the season. Franks finished the South Carolina game with three touchdowns, including two on the ground, 197 total yards, and Will Gormamp. That might be enough to silence his critics and warrant his shushing a bit!