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Oklahoma rolls Florida 55-13 in embarrassing Cotton Bowl performance

The Gators had plenty of opt-outs and injuries, but their performance was still inexcusable.

Quarterback Spencer Rattler of the Oklahoma Sooners scores a touchdown against linebacker Andrew Chatfield Jr. and linebacker Mohamoud Diabate of the Florida Gators during the second quarter during the first half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

One of the most lopsided games in the history of the New Year’s Six bowls ended in a laugher as the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners beat the No. 7 Florida Gators 55-20 on Wednesday night in Arlington, Texas.

The Sooners (9-2) defense picked off Gators quarterback Kyle Trask on his first three drives of the game, and never looked back while turning it into a rout. OU racked up 684 total yards, including 435 on the ground led by Rhamondre Stevenson with 18 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown.

Freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler was 14-23 for 247 yards and three touchdowns, along with seven carries for 40 yards and another score.

The Gators were missing their top four receivers, and it showed with plenty of drops, incorrect routes, and a lack of separation. Trask was 16-28 for 158 yards before being replaced by backups Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson. A total of 12 different Gators ended up with a reception, impressive considering how many on the roster weren’t eligible for the game in the first place.

Though Florida (8-4) was able to rush 39 times for 250, a lot of that came in garbage time. Only 59 scholarship players were available for the Gators today.