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Frankie Hammond Jr
Bowling Green Falcons
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The one snap that turned Gators sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett from onlooker to participant came midway through the third quarter Saturday.
Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel went down with a sprained ankle and did not return.
Enter Brissett, who had not thrown a pass in a game since the season opener Sept. 1 against Bowling Green. To get him in the flow, offensive coordinator Brent Pease dialed up a screen pass to Mike Gillislee that gained one yard on Brissett's first snap.
Fortunately for Brissett and the Gators, the best was yet to come in Florida's 27-20 comeback win over Louisiana on Saturday.
Brissett had simple goals when he first jogged onto the field.
"Just to come in and pull it together and make sure I stay under control," he said. "When I saw Driskel go down, I kind of pulled my helmet on and got ready. I knew it was real. I had to make sure I was ready."
Brissett had played in just two of Florida's ...
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