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Matt Baker's takeaways from Florida-Vanderbilt

Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) passes during the first quarter of the Florida Gators take on Vanderbilt on September 30, 2017, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. At the half, the score was tied, Florida Gators 17, Vanderbilt Commodores, 17.
Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) passes during the first quarter of the Florida Gators take on Vanderbilt on September 30, 2017, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. At the half, the score was tied, Florida Gators 17, Vanderbilt Commodores, 17.
Published Sep. 30, 2017

1. Poor Luke Del Rio. The redshirt junior quarterback waited his entire career to become a starter, only to suffer two serious injuries last season. Then he regains the starting job this week … before getting knocked out in the second quarter with another injury.

2. RB Malik Davis (Jesuit High) scored his first career touchdowns — a 1-yarder in the third quarter and a game-sealing 39-yarder on fourth down. It's still early, but he looks like a future star.

3. One unsung hero: DE Jordan Sherit. The Hillsborough High alumnus didn't have a sack, but he recorded five quarterback hurries on a defense that tightened up after a rough start.