Florida is attempting to beat LSU while using Jeff Driskel as a running back who sometimes throws and not the other way around, so far its working.
Driskel has completed six of his 10 passes for 44 yards with an interception, but has rushed 12 times for 59 yards and a nine-yard touchdown through one half as the Gators lead the Bayou Bengals 17-14 at the half.
Neither of these teams are known for their ability through the air and so far they’ve lived up to the, uh, hype. Sophomore Anthony Jennings has played the entire half and made Driskel look like Danny Wuerffel, hitting two of his seven passes for 13 yards.
Freshman Leonard Fournette has led the way for LSU with 14 carries for 85 yards and a 12-yard touchdown dash. The rest of the LSU offense has 55 yards combined.
For Florida, the combination of Driskel and Andre Debose have been the entirety of the offense. Debose opened the scoring with a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown to open the scoring with 8:52 to play in the first quarter.
Florida had a 17-7 lead until Kenny Hilliard punched in a one-yard score with 4:16 to go in the second quarter.
These clubs have posted 16 combined first downs and converted four of 14 third downs with 289 yards of total offense.
LSU will receive the ball to open the second half.