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Trey Burton has record setting night against Kentucky



Trey Burton, the freshman quarterback/running back/ wide receiver, accounted for 36 points and all six offensive touchdowns, setting a UF freshman record for touchdowns scored in a single game to lead the Gators to a 48-14 victory over Kentucky in front of 90,547 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Saturday night.

Burton scored five rushing touchdowns and also had his first career receiving touchdown. He became just the fourth player in SEC history to score six or more touchdowns in a single game and is tied for second.

“It was awesome, he deserves it,’’ said Florida quarterback John Brantley, who was 24-of-35 for 248 yards. “He works so hard and he does anything for this team. He came in as a quarterback, and we ask him to do a lot of things. And you know what? He has open arms about it, he’s open-minded. He just wants to make this team better and he’s doing that. He deserves what he did tonight, that’s for sure.’’

Burton also broke former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow’s school record of five touchdowns scored in the Gators’ 2007 game against South Carolina.

“Trey Burton was fantastic,’’ UF coach Urban Meyer said.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:09am]


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