OK, so maybe I overreacted last week when I said that the Gators "survived in the Swamp." After all, Florida scored the go-ahead touchdown with 14:55 against Missouri, and it took a blocked punt returned for a touchdown with just :02 left on the clock today.
Florida truly survived today. In a game that Louisiana did almost enough to come away with what would have been the biggest upset in school history, they deserved to win today. The Ragin' Cajuns outplayed the Gators. Florida's offensive line couldn't stop a four-man rush from UL, and it resulted in Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett running for their lives.
Driskel went down late in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury. After the game, Will Muschamp said that the training staff informed him that Driskel would be unavailable the rest of the game. Muschamp doesn't believe that there is a break in the ankle, just a sprain, but the severity of the sprain has yet to be determined.
It was a hard-fought, grind-it-out type of win in a game that the Gators were favored by 27 points and should have been able to win easily. You find out a lot about a team in close games and even more when they have to overcome adversity to earn a victory. Let's take a look at what we learned form the win over Louisiana-Lafayette.