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Driskel breaks Tebow rushing record in Gator win

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In the two years immediately after Tim Tebow‘s departure, Florida had gone from a team that won two BcS titles under Saint Timothy to one wandering aimlessly through a 15-11 desert.

This season, though, the Gators have climbed their way back onto the national stage at 6-0, thanks in large part to a stifling defense and the running of Mike Gillislee, and in no small part to the ever-improving play of Jeff Driskel.  Saturday, the sophomore in his first season as a full-time starter erased Tebow’s name from one small portion of UF’s record books.

In the No. 4 Gators’ 31-17 win over Vanderbilt, Driskel rushed for a career-high 177 yards on just 11 carries, scoring three touchdowns on runs that totaled 120 yards.  Not only was the total a career-high for Driskel, it also broke Tebow’s single-game school record of 166 yards rushing by a quarterback.

While Driskel passed for just 77 yards, he did not throw an interception for the fifth time in six games.  In fact, he’s thrown just one pick in his 111 attempts this season.

Combine the efficient play/running ability from the QB position with that defense and Gillislee’s legs, and is it any wonder that the computers will likely ***heart*** the Gators more than any other team in the nation when the first BcS rankings of the 2012 season are released Sunday evening?

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13 Responses to “Driskel breaks Tebow rushing record in Gator win”
  1. gatorguru says: Oct 13, 2012 9:47 PM

    We gotta throw it effectively next week to beat to beat Coach Spurrier.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Oct 13, 2012 10:18 PM

    That’s not saying much. Tebow as more than mediocre is a joke.

  3. poopiedumdum says: Oct 13, 2012 10:27 PM

    You know Florida Is overrated when driskel breaks a tebow record……sec…..everybody beats everybody which means everybody is better than everybody?! F$ck the ESPN sec hype machine.

  4. mshassen2015 says: Oct 13, 2012 10:34 PM

    poopiedumdum, they maybe overrated, but the computer have them no 1 and if the gators are over rated south carolina which is ranked higher florida beat Vanderbilt by 3 points…

  5. dgbk says: Oct 13, 2012 10:44 PM

    please. espn hypes up everyone. gators can be overated/overhyped, still just adds up to you being jealous.

  6. poopiedumdum says: Oct 13, 2012 10:52 PM

    F$ck you all….sec relies on beating each other as proof that sec is good….it’s a big circle jerk with ESPN since 2001 spraying lube all over everybody

  7. poopiedumdum says: Oct 13, 2012 11:04 PM

    Haven’t seen two worse teams today….. Shaw just threw a duck to no one…..but spin makes it the “the battle of____” vs “the king of _____”…..shit vs shit, this game sucks

  8. gatorguru says: Oct 13, 2012 11:07 PM

    @poopiedumdum,
    Dude,take your meds.Must be a big 10 suzie.

  9. irishbuc says: Oct 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    Yea the Sec beats up on each other that’s how conferences work. It’s when anybody outside the Sec plays vs. the Sec is when the dominance happens. W-L record does not lie!

  10. idonijah says: Oct 14, 2012 5:48 AM

    Are you flipping serious? The SEC has won 6 STRAIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Cmon man, to dismiss that shows your ignorance about college football. The type of ignorance I would expect from an Ohio State or Notre Dame fan. Fact is, the SEC dominates college football. #GoGators

  11. 35longmiles says: Oct 14, 2012 10:21 AM

    All these losers bash the SEC and blame ESPN. Funny how when the SEC lines up in the big games against the others they just beat the shit out of them. Yeah,…ESPN.

  12. aaronb34 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:11 AM

    @ The Poopster: in ur screen name you point out a fact u are dum dum! Hater. The SEC is the best. Nobody can touch the SEC elite! Stop looking dumb. BTW, why are you reading about the gators, then commenting. That’s dumb! You had no business here in the first place. The debate is continuously retired only to be brought up again by another lacking in intelligence CFB fan.

  13. touchtone2012 says: Oct 15, 2012 5:09 PM

    I once had a duck named poopie, if the SEC didn’t beat up on each other, and played all games out of conference most all SEC teams would go undefeated.

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