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GAME 2: FLORIDA 62, GA. SOUTHERN 14 // Wuerffel, offense get back on track

Nobody panic.

The Florida offense _ woeful a week agobecause it produced only 464 yards, three touchdowns and two field goals _ is back to its old Fun 'n' Gun self.

The Gators, led by senior quarterback Danny Wuerffel's near-perfect passing, were a model of precision in a 62-14 victory over Division I-AA Georgia Southern.

At least this time, the offense outscored the defense.

"We came out a little more focused and tried to be a little more precise this week, and it just worked out for us," Wuerffel said.

Wuerffel, held out of the team's weekly media session by coach Steve Spurrier because he thought his quarterback had lost his focus, could not have been sharper. Well, maybe a little.

He did miss one pass.

Wuerffel was 11-for-11 for 191 yards and one touchdown before throwing his first incompletion. He finished 15-of-16 for 267 yards, driving Florida to touchdowns on four of its first five possessions.

"I might have done a little better job of coming in with an aggressive mentality, not being so passive, and really being on the attack mode," Wuerffel said.

Wuerffel's completion percentage of 93.8 was the best single-game mark in UF history; his 11 consecutive completions tied the school record set by Terry Dean against Arkansas State in 1993; and his single-game QB rating of 275.18 was the third best at UF.

"Sometimes bad games happen, but most people don't expect it from Danny because he's always real precise," wide receiver Jacquez Green said. "His passes were kind of sailing last week, but this week he was on the money."

The offense totaled 658 yards, the second-highest since Spurrier's arrival in 1990.

When linebacker Cameron Davis corralled an airborne fumble by Eagles running back Roderick Russell and ran 40 yards for a touchdown and 28-7 Gators lead, it marked the fifth defensive score of the season _ a Florida record.

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