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 eight games prior to Saturday, b...