This blog is in response to the dozens of e-mails I’ve received this week concerning Trey Burton breaking Tim Tebow’s school record for touchdowns in a game with six Saturday night against Kentucky.
A lot of fans out there have been quick to point out (incorrectly) that Burton did not break Tebow’s record, that Tebow holds the record with seven. One fan even e-mailed the box score from the 2007 South Carolina game in an attempt to prove it.
In that game, Tebow rushed for five touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns — for a total of seven.
But he did not score seven touchdowns against the Gamecocks. He accounted for seven, which is a big difference. On his two touchdown passes, the receivers get credit for scoring the touchdowns.
The only one who actually scores a touchdown is the player who crosses the goal line with the ball in his hands.
Burton did that six times Saturday night — and he’s the only Gator to ever to that in one game.
When UF announced in the press box Saturday night that Burton had broken Tebow’s school record for touchdowns in a game, many questioned it, pointing to that 2007 South Carolina game.
It was confusing to some, but it’s basic stuff really.
Tebow scored five touchdowns (a school record at the time) and accounted for two others. Burton scored six touchdowns, breaking Tebow’s record of five.