The quarter-by-quarter experiment to determine Florida’s starting quarterback apparently worked well enough to Will Muschamp‘s liking. For anyone watching the Gators’ 27-14 win over Bowling Green, it was apparent by the second half which QB would get the start this Saturday against Texas A&M.
And, indeed that’s the case. Muschamp announced Monday morning on his weekly press conference that sophomore Jeff Driskel would be the starting QB against the Aggies. Driskel finished Saturday’s game 10-of-16 for 114 yards and a touchdown. He also played a good portion of the first half before taking over entirely in the second.
“[I] told Jeff, I don’t want you to be looking over your shoulder, but you need to play well,” Muschamp said.
Jacoby Brissett, Driskel’s competition, took fewer first half snaps Saturday and threw for 31 yards.
Florida’s offense was very much “meh” against the Falcons and the Gators only led by three heading into the fourth quarter. Suddenly, this Saturday’s trip to Texas A&M doesn’t seem as much of a cakewalk anymore.