Taylor was a bright spot

On a day where there was very little positive to point out for the Florida Gators, one of the best things to see was the play of freshman running back Kelvin Taylor. Taylor was expected to see more playing time than usual and had 12 rushes on the day for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Kelvin Taylor came to Florida with all the accolades you would expect from a five-star running back. He finished in state high school history in yards rushing and his father is Gator great running back Fred Taylor.

On a day when the Florida offense mustered just 151 yards, Taylor had 40% of that total. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry while the rest of the offense averaged just 1.6 yards per play.

Taylor's teammates think the world of him.

He's just a football player," senior receiver Trey Burton said following the game. He is going to be special for the University of Florida for the next 3-4 more years. We are lucky to have him and he just needs to stay focused and do the right thing."

It has taken a while for Taylor to make it to the field, but his teammates have seen a lot from him to know he was going to do well.

"Ever since he was on campus I always knew how good he was," senior receiver Solomon Patton said of Taylor. "It's a good feeling seeing him make a lot of good plays and helping us out the best he can."

Junior quarterback Tyler Murphy thinks the future is bright and they need to find different ways to get Taylor the ball.

"He definitely stepped up and made some great runs against the secondary," Murphy said of the freshman. "He will have to continue to develop and keep getting better and we can find ways to get him the ball."

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