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Antonya English

Florida QB Jeff Driskel confident in Gators' passing ability

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October

Florida is undefeated this season and ranked No. 2 in the BCS standings -- and they've gotten this far without much of a passing game.

The Gators are dead last in passing offense in the SEC with 145.0 yards per game. But Florida QB Jeff Driskel said the Gators have relied on the run because it's working, but he's confident in the Gators' ability to pass the ball, if necessary.

"Obviously, we haven't made that many plays in the passing game,'' Driskel said when asked what he would do to stop the Gators if he were an opposing team. "I would load the box, and that's what teams are going to start doing. But we have confidence that when we get one-on-one matchups, we're going to be able to beat them. We have good receivers and we have good playmakers, and we're just going to have to start hitting some big plays."

Florida coach Will Muschamp echoed that sentiment, saying the Gators have a much stronger passing game than they've shown so far.

"I think the large part of it is, go with what is getting you yardage,'' he said." And what guys are doing, we're moving people well. . . We feel much more comfortable maybe than what you're seeing on game day with our passing game. We feel like we're further along than maybe we've seen on Saturday, but at the end of the day we're going to do what it takes to win games. We're doing what it takes to win games, We're not worried about stats and getting fancy with everything."

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