STAT WATCH: Gators' Trask ahead of Burrow pace for TD passes
Joe Burrow set the Football Bowl Subdivision record with 60 touchdown passes last year, an incredible feat accomplished in a 15-game national championship season for LSU.
The way Florida's Kyle Trask is going, 60 would be very possible for him if not for the COVID-19 pandemic shortening schedules.
Trask, after throwing for six TDs for a second time this season in sixth-ranked Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas, has 28 in six games.
If he continues his pace of 4.67 per game, he would throw 56 if the Gators play all 10 of their regular-season games, go to the SEC championship game and play in a bowl. If he carried it through one or two College Football Playoff games, the record would be in sight.
Only four FBS quarterbacks have thrown for more than 50 TDs in a season.
Trask had five of his six TDs against Arkansas in the first half, and his 28 TDs are the most through six games in SEC history.
The fifth-year senior goes on the road this week to face a Vanderbilt defense that's allowed opponents to throw for 15 touchdowns, third-most in the SEC, and complete better than 72% of their passes.
Trask's body of work has overshadowed North Carolina's Sam Howell and Central Florida's Dillon Gabriel. Howell threw six TD passes in a 59-53 win over Wake Forest and has 23 in eight games. Gabriel has had five TD passes in a game twice this season and has 23 in seven games.