Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators will likely have new QB vs Kentucky Wildcats next week

The Florida Gators are currently playing the Tennessee Volunteers in the Swamp, but in the first-quarter, their season may have taken a dramatic turn after they lost their starting QB.

The UF offense got off to an efficient start, but on their second possession, Gators QB Jeff Driskel threw an interception to Devaun Swafford while being hit by UT defensive lineman Corey Miller, and Swafford took it to the house for a touchdown. The injury appeared to be to the right ankle.

On the play, Driskel was injured and had to be helped off the field, and is now on the sidelines with crutches and appears to be not only done for this game, but may be out for a significant amount of time. He’s not returned to the game since the injury, and it’ late into the fourth-quarter now.

Redshirt junior Tyler Murphy is currently in the game for UF, and prior to the game, had never attempted a pass. Since coming into the game, he’s looked like a much-more effective QB than Driskel, throwing for 134 yards on 8/13 passing with one TD while rushing for 87 yards and a TD on nine carries.

 

 

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