There were a lot of reasons why Florida lost 21-16 to in-state rival Miami, but the biggest may have been quarterback Jeff Driskel. He did throw for 291 yards and completed 66.7 percent of his passes, but he also threw two interceptions and fumbled in the most critical points of the game.
While his performance is sure to keep Florida fans up at night, it also awoke the Twitter world, as many seemed to have an opinion on the lousy showing, including Edward Aschoff of ESPN:
This is actually a great question. Florida's defense held a potent Miami offense to 212 yards and 1-of-11 on third-down attempts. It consistently came up with stops and gave the ball back to Florida's offense, only for Driskel and the rest of the gang to come up small. It would be amazing to be a fly on the wall in the Gators' locker room.
Driskel's performance was so bad that it reminded many of another Florida quarterback who actually had a successful college career:
Who would have thought the two would ever be linked?
But wait, if you think that's bad, there was another comparison that hit below the belt:
Defensive lineman Dominique Easley played his tail off all game. As revenge for Driskel not showing up offensively, Bryan Holt of Rivals brought up an interesting idea:
However, there's a good chance Driskel would also struggle to win that battle.
The showing was so bad that a downfield pass came as a surprise. No, seriously:
When there weren't turnovers, Driskel was busy throwing two-yard dump passes, holding onto the ball too long or looking like a deer caught in the headlights.
The interception jokes continued:
Even with the sloppy play, Florida still had a chance to win with just under six minutes left to play. Down by five, Driskel was then sacked by Tyriq McCord and fumbled the football:
At least he was consistent, right?
The most devastating news of this whole game takes us back to Florida recruiting:
In a loss that provided multiple chances to win, this game is sure to haunt Florida and its fans for the rest of the year.
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