The Florida Gators won an ugly game, but lost Jeff Driskel for the season. Driskel was not fully healed from injuries sustained against Miami and was wearing a brace on his left knee. Only five minutes into the game on the Gators’ second drive, Driskel’s right fibula was broken during a hit from a walk-on Tennessee player. To add insult to injury, the Vols picked off the pass and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown. Perennial back-up Tyler Murphy did a great job calming down the team in this game, but then again, this is Tennessee.Murphy has been buried on the depth chart, watching from the sideline as Driskel, Jacoby Brissett, John Brantley, Jordan Reed and Trey Burton all took snaps ahead of him the last three years. He considered transferring, but refused to listen to all the people urging him to change positions. “I just didn’t want to give up,” Murphy said. “I felt like if I changed positions, I would have gave up on myself and I probably wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”
Tyler Murphy made the best of the situation. For those of you wondering who Tyler Murphy is, check him out in practice with Patric Young.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||5-13||10-18|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-1|
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