Quarterback Kyle Trask is taking the blame for the 19-yard sack he took that killed a scoring opportunity in the third quarter against the Bulldogs. It came on a first-and-10 play from the UGA 38 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
“Obviously I have to get rid of the ball,” Trask said. “I take 100-percent responsibility. I’ve been playing football all of my life and I know you can’t take 20-yard sacks I think just moving forward it goes back to little things like sacks, penalties, we can’t have that. If we can cut those out we can play with anybody in the country.”
More playing time for Emory?
No 2 quarterback Emory Jones had a package of plays to run in the Georgia game, but he ended up playing just one play.
“We have different packages and different things where we want to get him into the game,” UF coach Dan Mullen said Monday. “I wanted to get him into the game more on Saturday and just how the game played out didn’t dictate that.
“Like everybody says, ‘Do you want to do this? Do you want to do that?’ No, I want to do everything. But the individual games dictate how it’s played, and our job is to make sure we’re adapting to put us in the best position to win that specific game at that time.
“So, obviously I wanted to get him in the game a lot more on Saturday. We had a plan to get him into the game a lot more on Saturday. As the game played out, it didn’t dictate that to happen for us.”
Mullen said Jones is “disappointed” with his lack of playing time.
“Obviously, because he wants to get in and go play,” he said. “I think he understands when he looks at it and he handles it well. He’s like anybody. He wants to play. Everybody wants to play.
“When he comes in and I think he looks at the plan and says, ‘Ok, here’s the plan.’ We didn’t get to carry it out, but he knows there’s a succinct plan for him to get on the field and do more things.”
No SEC response
Mullen is still awaiting clarification on the UGA catch that didn’t appear to be a catch early in the game. The officials on the field ruled it a catch even though the ball hit the ground. The play was reviewed, but not overturned. The Bulldogs went on to kick a field goal.
“I’ve not gotten any word,” Mullen said. “We’ve asked. You’d have to ask them. That decision was made in Birmingham on that play so I’ve asked, I haven’t heard of anything from them. I guess you’d have to ask what their motive is for that, making the decision the way they did — in Birmingham. That had nothing to do with on-the-field officials.”