Published October 21, 2012 - 11:00am
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Jeff Driskel’s box score against South Carolina may have been a little head scratching. He threw for 93 yards and four touchdowns. And records dating back to 1996 show that he is the first player in FBS to ever throw for less than 100 yards and four touchdowns.
Because of the turnovers, Florida’s offense played with the short field for much of the day and set up drives for Driskel at the one-, two- and 29-yard lines. And he delivered with three touchdowns off three turnovers, with two of those passes coming on third down.
Driskel 3-yard TD pass to TE Jordan Reed
Driskel 13-yard TD pass to WR Quinton Dunbar
Driskel 1-yard TD pass to TE Jordan Reed
Driskel 6-yard TD pass to WR Frankie Hammond
So, the game plan is clear – win with the running game, special teams and suffocating defense. But Driskel really has played pretty well considering what the coaching staff is asking him to do, and that largely revolves around efficiency, making plays with his arm and legs when he has to and not turning over the football. He’s been great at all three.
Driskel totals 929 yards passing and eight touchdowns, while rushing for 321 yards and four touchdowns. He’s thrown only one INT all season.