Burton: "It felt like a Dream"

Trey Burton sat on the Florida bench and wondered how his performance against Kentucky was possible. That came after only his second touchdown. The freshman quarterback would go on to score four more touchdowns, becoming the fourth player in SEC history to score six or more touchdowns in a game.

"It felt like a dream the whole night," Trey Burton said. "I've wanted to come here and play since I was a little kid. To get the opportunity, I'm so thankful for the ability to play this game."

This home game did have a different feel to it. For the previous two against Miami and South Florida, Burton's mom was in the stands to watch him play. She was always at his high school games cheering him on, but she wasn't there on Saturday night. She was in South Bend on a recruiting visit with Trey's younger brother, Clay, and his uncle.

"If they were here, that probably would've made it the best I ever had," Burton said.

He bolted to the locker room after the game and turned his phone on as soon as possible to place the call.

"She was really excited," Burton said. "I just wanted her to know that I'm doing it for her."

Head coach Urban Meyer told Burton last Sunday to prepare for more snaps. He wanted the freshman to take more snaps at quarterback and be prepared for an increased role in the wildcat offense.

"I feel comfortable running the wildcat," Burton said. "Coach Loeffler has been awesome for me. He actually worked me hard this week on my reads."

As usual, Burton didn't accept any of the credit. He singled out every position group on offense for the role they played blocking for him. Burton said a defender only touched him on two of the six touchdowns he scored.

"Our offensive line did an awesome job and the receivers blocked real hard down field," Burton said. "They got called out this week, but they did an awesome job."

When he got to the sideline after any of his four touchdowns in the second half, Burton heard the jokes. His teammates had their fun with him, reminding them that there were other players on the field that didn't score touchdowns. Burton scored every offensive touchdown, with the only other score coming on an interception return by Jeremy Brown.

"They said there are ten other guys on the field," Burton said of the jokes he heard on the sideline. "I love this team. We're all real close and joke around a lot. We have a lot of fun out there."

Burton had a little too much fun during his two rushing touchdowns earlier in the season. His passionate celebrations almost drew penalties, and he was advised to tone things down this week.

"I got told to calm down a little bit," Burton said. "I tend to get a little excited. I've got to focus on what's important, and the team is more important than I am."

Burton had a rushing and receiving touchdown Saturday, and he was just missing the passing touchdown to complete the trio. It looked like Burton would get it, but his throw to Omarius Hines during the fourth quarter forced him to stop his momentum, and he was tackled inside the 10-yard line.

However, Burton converted with a rushing touchdown on a bootleg to get his sixth of the night.

"I totally messed him up," Burton said. "I apologized to him for that, and he was joking around with me. I'm not the best thrower in the world."

When you're as efficient as Burton was Saturday night rushing and receiving, throwing the ball isn't as important.
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