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Driskel (right) doesn't appear to be Florida's answer at QB.
- Aug. 31 vs. Toledo (W 24-6)
- Sept. 7 @ Miami (L 21-16)
- Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee
- Sept. 28 @ Kentucky
Defense is still the backbone for the Gators.
Through two games, the team ranks No. 3 in total defense (208.5 YPGA), No. 16 against the pass (158.5 YPGA) and No. 3 against the run (50.0 YPGA). Furthermore, Florida leads the nation in third-down defense, limiting opponents to just 2-of-24 on such opportunities.
However, the team’s offense just isn’t carrying its weight.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel just isn’t getting the job done. The junior has thrown for 444 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. However, he is only averaging 8.1 yards per attempt.
It all blew up in the Gators' face against rival Miami.
In front of their home crowd at Sun Life Stadium, the Hurricanes pulled off the 21-16 upset. Even though the team was outgained 413-212, Miami capitalized on mistakes by the Florida offense.
Sure, it’s just one loss. But it’s a loss that provided a blueprint on how to defeat the Gators.
At this point, matchups against Tennessee and at Kentucky don’t even look like definite wins anymore.