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Overall Game Grade: B
Jeff Driskel returned from an ankle injury to have a tremendous first quarter while leading the Gators to an early lead. Driskel did a great job of staying in the pocket and being selective when it came to running. He started the game by going 6-for-8 passing for 33 yards and finding four different receivers on the opening drive.
The second quarter saw Driskel complete two third-down passes on the Gators second drive, the second of which went to tight end Jordan Reed for 21 yards. However, besides an 11-yard pass to Frankie Hammond, Driskel did not have any other completions in the second quarter.
Driskel had a difficult time getting anything going for the Gators in the third quarter, although the team struggled as a whole to start the second-half. Driskel turned the ball over after Bjoern Werner essentially took the ball from him on a play in which the quarterback tried to pull the ball back on a handoff.
The fourth quarter saw Driskel, who appeared to be slowed by his ankle as the game went on, complete just one pass. However, the pass went to Quinton Dunbar for a 14-yard touchdown and increased the Gators lead.
Driskel was slowed down by the Seminoles defense and his ankle as the game went on, but managed to rush for 31-yards on a third-down play in the first quarter.
For the game, Driskel completed 15 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Driskel was not effective but came through for the Gators with his arm and spread the ball around to six different receivers.
Driskel may have been slowed in one aspect of his game, but his efficiency in the passing game, combined with the Gators success in the run game, was enough to lead the Gators to their first win against the Seminoles since 2009.