Sunday, December 17, 2017
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College football preview: No. 7 Florida Gators vs. Jacksonville State

This is the first meeting between the schools. It also marks the final home game for the Gators (9-1) and the last time 18 seniors will play at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida is trying to finish 7-0 at home. The Gamecocks' roster includes former Georgia RB Washaun Ealey, (left, playing against UF in 2009) who is coming off his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game. He has eight touchdowns in his past four games.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

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Florida starting QB Jeff Driskel is out with a sprained ankle so backup and fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett takes over. They battled for the starting job through the season opener, and coaches and teammates said Brissett has been exemplary with his work ethic and staying prepared. Although Brissett doesn't have the mobility Driskel possesses, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he won't drastically alter the offense. Although Division I-AA Jacksonville State (6-4) isn't an SEC-caliber team, how Brissett performs will be crucial because he might be called on against Florida State if Driskel's ankle doesn't heal enough to allow him to play last week.

No. 7 Florida vs. Jacksonville State, 1, Pay-per-view, 620-AM

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