Florida coach Will Muschamp had the benefit of watching his two quarterbacks play in a game this season before announcing the starter.
New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin opens 2012 with a redshirt freshman under center and plenty of questions about how his team will respond to having its season opener postponed.
Sophomore Jeff Driskel will start for the 24th-ranked Gators on Saturday in College Station, where Johnny Manziel leads the Aggies in their first SEC game.
Driskel and Jacoby Brissett shared reps in the spring and last Saturday's opener, but two days after that 27-14 victory over Bowling Green, Muschamp named Driskel the starting quarterback.
Driskel was 10 of 16 for 114 yards, including a 50-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Frankie Hammond, while adding 24 yards on the ground. Brissett completed 3 of 5 passes for 31 yards.
"Just feel like Jeff with his legs gives us some different variables in our offense that can help us as we move forward," Muschamp said. "So ...