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The Gators emerged victorious from their season opener, but the 27-14 victory was far from pretty. Although Jeff Driskel took most of the snaps, the quarterback mystery remains. Florida continued to struggle on an area of emphasis: penalties; racking up 14 penalties for 106 yards. The run-game seemed to be the saving grace of the offense & running back Mike Gillislee was the biggest contributor.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- You knew Saturday at The Swamp was going to be interesting as soon as sophomore quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett both ran onto the field for Florida's first offensive play of the game.
Brissett lined up at quarterback and Driskel at receiver. That's one way to solve a quarterback battle. Move one guy to a new position.
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The performance was far from perfect for the Gators, who struggled part of the game on offense and failed to generate much pressure on defense. Still, it was enough for Florida to win its 23rd consecutive opener. The streak is the second longest in the nation behind Nebraska (27). The Gators can thank Mike Gillislee, Frankie Hammond and two missed field goals for the latest one.
While basking in the glory (?) of the Florida Gators season opening win, good news was delivered to Gainesville. 2013 Seffner, FL (Armwood) wide receiver Alvin Bailey has made his choice and it’s the orange and blue. The 5’10″, 170-pound four-star WR committed to the Gators over UCF and Notre Dame.
Bailey joins a Gators class that now has four wide receivers and they couldn’t...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 23 Florida is going with Jeff Driskel at quarterback.
Coach Will Muschamp says Driskel will start Saturday's game at Texas A&M and could keep the job for the remainder of the season.
Muschamp picked Driskel over fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett, saying Driskel's mobility was the key to the decision.
Muschamp says "it will be Jeff...
The Gators came away victorious from the season-opener against Bowling Green Saturday in a game that was interesting, to say the least. Cornerback Marcus Roberson had the lone Gator interception and returned it 30 yards before the offense took over and eventually scored. Frankie Hammond Jr. lead the Gators in receiving with 62 yards and one touchdown.
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Florida coach Will Muschamp met with both quarterbacks on Monday morning to inform them that Jeff Driskel would be under center when the Gators open Saturday’s game at Texas A&M. Driskel played all but the second quarter in the season-opening win over Bowling Green, but he’ll have the whole game to himself in College Station when the Gators open SEC play.
No. 23 Florida is going with Jeff Driskel at quarterback.
The Florida Gators had a much tougher time than they wanted or anyone expected with the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday. A 14-7 half time contest was tied early in the third quarter 14-14, before Florida pulled away to win 27-14. Regardless, football in the fall is back in Gainesville and we have a photo gallery here for you.
We’ll run through the quick recap and start with a positive: it was a win. Is it time to just start cheering for wins and not have a desire for any style points? The Florida Gators defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 27-14 in the season opener for both teams. The Gators won; that is true. Otherwise, it felt like a deflating victory that didn’t answer many questions.
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According to Teddy Dupay’s Twitter account, Dupay did not approve the the decision to name Jeff Driskel the starter over Jacoby Brissett after week one against Bowling Green. The Gators travel to College Station to take on Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies. This will be Florida’s season opener and also TAMU’s first game of the season.
Sad politics cause Muschamp 2...
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Kentucky fried by Louisville.
Kentucky falls to Louisville 32-14. (ESPN)
Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips on the Hot Seat?
Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips on the Hot Seat. (Team Speed Kills)
Rest assured this will not...
Mike Gillislee had a career-high 148 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping No. 23 Florida beat Bowling Green 27-14 Saturday.
The performance was far from perfect for the Gators, who struggled part of the game on offense and failed to generate much pressure on defense. Still, it was enough for Florida to win its 23rd consecutive opener. The streak is the second longest in the...