NCAA Football

Florida Gators Will Need Better Quarterback Play to Win in College Station

The battle to be the starting quarterback for the Florida Gators came to an end after only one game. Will Muschamp named Jeff Driskel the starter after he completed 10 of 16 pass attempts for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Gators’ opener vs Bowling Green.

It’s a new week and a new game as the Gators hit the road to College Station, Texas to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.

For the Aggies, this will be their first game because  their opener versus Louisiana Tech was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac. More importantly, this is the Aggies’ first game as a member of the SEC.

The Gators will want to improve on their performance versus Bowling Green, but will also not want to lose this game with a trip to Knoxville on the horizon.

This is clearly a huge game for the Gators, a game where they will need much better quarterback play in order to leave College Station with a win.

Driskel, now the clear starter, will not have to look over his shoulder. What Driskel must do is play better than he did versus Bowling Green. While the numbers were not great, they were serviceable.

Offensive coordinator Brent Pease will look to help Driskel with a strong running game. Running back Mike Gillislee rushed 24 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns vs the Falcons. Look for more of the same in College Station on Saturday.

Driskel has the talent to be one of the SEC’s best. He was recruited by Urban Meyer as a quarterback in Meyer’s spread system. Look for Driskel to possibly make some plays with his legs on Saturday.

Confidence is key for a quarterback, and now, as the clear starter, Driskel should turn in a solid performance versus the Aggies.