2011 Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Furman

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2011 Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Furman
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In the days leading up to Florida's game with Furman, I wrote about how the contest could serve as an opportunity for Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett to have an early audition for the 2012 quarterback job (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/945744-florida-gators-football-will-the-furman-game-serve-as-a-quarterback-audition).

As Lee Corso might say... "Not so fast, my friend."

The Paladins actually led 15-0 in the first quarter and 22-7 in the second, creating an uneasy feeling in the Gator Nation.

However, UF stormed back, and in the end came away with a 52-34 victory in front of 84,674 in The Swamp.

The proposed audition never came off, unless we are talking about starting quarterback John Brantley showcasing himself for NFL scouts.

The senior from nearby Ocala finished the afternoon 16-of-28 for 329 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. If he can come anywhere close to the same numbers next week against Florida State, the Gators should be in good shape.

As for Driskel and Brissett...well, they combined for all of five snaps, all by Brissett. And if handing the ball off four times and taking a knee are prerequisites for the job, he's got a head start.

All of that said, here are the grades for the Furman game.

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