Florida won the rivalry war, but lost its starting quarterback in the process.
Following the 31-17 win over Tennessee, head coach Will Muschamp confirmed that Jeff Driskel‘s leg injury was serious enough that he will miss the remainder of the 2013 season. The true junior will undergo surgery in the near future to repair a broken ankle.
Driskel suffered the injury early in the first quarter as he was throwing a pass that was intercepted and returned by the Vols for a touchdown.
With Driskel out, the Gators will apparently turn to Tyler Murphy for the remainder of the year. In place of Driskel, the redshirt junior completed 8-of-14 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and, most importantly, no interceptions. Those 14 attempts, incidentally, were the first of Murphy’s collegiate career.
Murphy, who added 84 yards and one touchdown on the ground, will make his first career start on the road against Kentucky next Saturday.