GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Gators are coming off two heart-stopping victories over Missouri and Louisiana-Lafayette in consecutive weeks. The Gators get a bit of a reprieve this week against Jacksonville State, but may be without their starting quarterback against the Gamecocks.
Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel sprained his ankle in the third quarter of the victory over Louisiana-Lafayette and is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Jax State. In his place, backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett led the Gators to victory last Saturday.
Brissett started two games last year and could have been the favorite to win the starting job at the beginning of the season. Driskel eventually won the job thanks to his dual-threat ability.
Brissett has been on the bench for most of the season, but some players say the backup quarterback is a better overall passer than Driskel. Brissett also likes to throw the deep ball, which could help open up the field without Driskel’s running to keep Jacksonville State’s defense.
The Gators have won 50 consecutive games against teams outside the Bowl Championship Series and have never lost to a team from the Football Championship Subdivision.
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