Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel joins elite group with win over UT

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Florida sohomore QB Jeff Driskel became the 10th different Gator quarterback to start against Tennessee since 1990 and the fifth to emerge victorious.

He joins Danny Wuerffel (1993) Doug Johnson (1997), Tim Tebow (2007) and John Brantley (2010). Brantley had been the first of the group to win in Knoxville before Driskel led the Gators to a 37-20 win this past Saturday.

Below is how the QB's fared in their debuts against the Vols:

1990:  Shane Matthews, Final 45-3 (Loss), 14 for 24, 119 yards, 1 INT

1993: Danny Wuerffel, Final 41-34 (Win), 19 for 38, 231 yards, 3 TD

1997:  Doug Johnson, Final 33-20 (Win), 14 for 32, 261 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

1998: *Jesse Palmer, Final 20-17 (Loss), 16 for 23, 210 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

2001: Rex Grossman, Final 34-32 (Loss), 33 for 51, 362 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

2003: Ingle Martin, Final 24-10 (Loss), 16 for 32, 205 yards, 1 INT

2004: Chris Leak, Final 30-28 (Loss), 22 for 31, 286 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

2007: Tim Tebow, Final 59-20 (Win), 14 for 19, 299 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

2010: John Brantley, Final 23-13 (Win), 14 for 23, 167 yards, 1 TD

2012: Jeff Driskel, Final 37-20 (Win), 14 for 20, 219 yards, 2 TD

* Indicates QB rotation with Doug Johnson

 

[Last modified: Monday, September 17, 2012 3:53pm]

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