A look back at Jeff Driskel's 2011 resume

July, 25, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Neither Jeff Driskel nor Jacoby Brissett was able to separate himself from the other during spring practice and summer workouts, so Florida’s quarterback situation is still unsettled heading into the first day of practice Aug. 4.

As a primer, GatorNation is taking a look at each player’s resume. What they did in high school doesn’t matter. Neither does what they did in the spring game, either, because it was under controlled conditions and against watered-down defenses. The only evidence is what they did last season in limited playing time.

Neither put up decent numbers, but both were thrown into tough situations because of injuries to starter John Brantley.

[+] EnlargeJeff Driskel
Phil Sears/US PresswireQuarterback Jeff Driskel was the No. 1 quarterback in the nation for the recruiting class of 2011.
Today we’ll take a detailed look at Driskel’s play in 2011. On Thursday we’ll look at Brissett.

Jeff Driskel

Driskel played in five games and completed 16 of 34 passes for 148 yards and two interceptions. We broke the stats down from the 17 drives in which he either threw a pass or carried the ball. In those 17 drives, the Gators managed just 21 first downs, scored only 10 points, and turned the ball over four times. Driskel accounted for three of those (two interceptions and a fumble).

Here’s a look at his game-by-game stats in those 17 drives. (Note: To make this easier to read, not every play in the drive is listed.)

Florida Atlantic

Driskel entered the game in the second quarter with UF leading 24-0 and 6:04 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 48.
1-10 (UF 48): Driskel right side run for 5 yards.
2-5 (FAU 47): Driskel right side run for 3 yards
3-2 (44): Driskel penalized 5 yards for delay of game.
3-7 (49); Driskel middle pass intercepted by Marcus Bartels at FAU 29. Bartels returns 33 yards to UF 38.
Drive summary: 3 plays, 3 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing stats: 0-1-1, 0 yards

Fourth quarter, UF leading 38-3, 8:01 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 36.
1-10 (UF 36): Driskel sideline pass complete to Solomon Patton for 7 yards.
2-5 (45): Driskel sideline pass complete to Patton for 11 yards (1st down).
2-13 (37): Driskel sideline pass complete to Andre Debose for 4 yards.
3-9 (33): Driskel sideline pass complete to Debose for 20 yards (1st down). Pass interference penalty declined.
3-9 (12): Driskel pass incomplete to Gerald Christian.
4-9 (12): Caleb Sturgis 29-yard field goal.
Drive summary: 11 plays, 52 yards, 3 first downs, 3 points, 2 penalties
Passing summary: 3-5-0, 35 yards

UAB

Third quarter, UF leading 39-0, 3:23 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 22.
2-7 (48): Driskel sideline pass complete to Patton for 17 yards (1st down).
(end of third quarter)
4-2 (26): Driskel QB sneak for 0 yards.
Drive summary: 10 plays, 51 yards, 3 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 1-1-0, 17 yards

Fourth quarter, UF leading 39-0, 10:55 remaining.

Gators begin drive from their own 18
1-10 (UAB 43): Driskel right side rush for 5 yards.
Driskel replaced on next play by Tyler Murphy.
Drive summary: 10 plays, 39 yards, 3 first downs, 0 points
Passing stats: 0-0-0, 0 yards

Kentucky

Second quarter, UF leading 31-3, 1:44 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 34
1-10 (UF 34): Driskel pass incomplete to Hunter Joyer.
2-10 (34): Driskel sacked by Danny Trevathan for minus-8 yards. Driskel fumbles; ball recovered by Trevathan at UF 26 yard line.
Turnover led to a UK touchdown
Drive summary: 2 plays, minus-8 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing stats: 0-1-1, 0 yards

Second quarter, UF leading 31-10, 1:15 remaining.

Gators begin drive at own 36.
1-10 (UK 30): Driskel run for 3 yards.
2-7 (27): Driskel pass intercepted by Avery Williamson at 10. Williamson returns 15 yards to the 25.
Drive summary: 5 plays, 37 yards, 2 first downs, 0 points
Passing stats: 0-1-1, 0 yards

Fourth quarter, UF leading 41-10, 8:07 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 40.
1-10 (UF 40): Driskel pass to Quinton Dunbar incomplete.
Drive summary: 2 plays, 60 yards, 1 first down, 7 points
Passing summary: 0-1-0, 0 yards

Alabama

Third quarter, Alabama leading 24-10, 11:16 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 7
3-5 (UF 12): Driskel middle run for 0 yards.
Drive summary: 3 plays, 5 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 0-0-0, 0 yards

Third quarter, Alabama leading 24-10, 8:20 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 16.
1-10 (UF 16): Driskel deep pass incomplete to Debose.
2-10 (16): Driskel post pass incomplete to Jordan Reed.
3-10 (16): Driskel scramble left side rush for 2 yards.
Drive summary: 3 plays, 2 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 0-2-0, 0 yards

Third quarter, Alabama leading 24-10, 5:38 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 14
1-10 (UF 14): Driskel deep pass incomplete to Chris Rainey.
3-14 (10): Driskel scramble middle run for 31 yards (1st down).
1-10 (41): Driskel left side rush for minus-4 yards.
2-14 (37): Driskel middle pass incomplete to Rainey.
3-14 (37): Driskel middle pass complete to Reed for 8 yards.
Drive summary: 6 plays, 31 yards, 1 first down, 0 points
Passing summary: 1-3-0, 8 yards

Fourth quarter, Alabama leading 31-10, 12:25 remaining

Gators begin drive at their own 33
1-10 (UF 33): Driskel sacked for minus-3 yards.
2-13 (30): Driskel sideline pass complete to Reed for 6 yards. Alabama’s DeQuan Menzie penalized 15 yards for facemask. (1st down).
1-10 (UA 49): Driskel sacked for minus-8 yards.
2-18 (UF 43): Team rush for 3 yards, fumble recovered by Alabama’s Nico Johnson at UF 46.
Drive summary: 4 plays, 13 yards, 1 first down, 0 points
Passing summary: 1-1-0, 6 yards

Auburn

Third quarter, Auburn leading 7-6, 12:59 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 18
2-18 (UF 10): Driskel middle pass incomplete to Rainey.
Drive summary: 3 plays, minus-6 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 0-1-0, 0 yards

Third quarter, Auburn leading 7-6, 10:08 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 26
2-6 (UF 30): Driskel right flat pass complete to Reed for 5 yards.
1-10 (43): Driskel right side run for 9 yards.
2-1 (AU 48): Driskel deep pass incomplete to Reed.
3-1 (48): Driskel middle run for minus-1 yard.
Drive summary: 6 plays, 25 yards, 1 first down, 0 points
Passing summary: 1-2-0, 5 yards

Third quarter, Auburn leading 7-6, 4:25 remaining.

Gators begin drive on their own 20
1-10 (UF 20): Driskel pass complete to Trey Burton for 13 yards (1st down).
1-10 (33): Driskel sideline pass incomplete to Reed.
2-10 (33): Driskel sideline pass incomplete to Reed.
3-10 (33): Driskel sacked by Corey Lemonier for minus-11 yards.
Drive summary: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1 first down, 0 points
Passing summary: 1-3-0, 13 yards

Fourth quarter, Auburn leading 14-6, 14:53 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 20.
1-10 (UF 49): Driskel deep pass incomplete to Reed.
2-10 (49): Driskel sideline pass complete to Frankie Hammond for 11 yards (1st down).
1-10 (AU 40): Driskel pass incomplete to Dunbar.
2-10 (40): Driskel pass complete to Deonte Thompson for 3 yards. Auburn’s Daren Bates penalized 15 yards for personal foul (1st down).
3-7 (19): Driskel pass complete to Burton for 3 yards.
4-4 (16): Driskel pass incomplete to Thompson.
Drive summary: 11 plays, 64 yards, 3 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 3-6-0, 17 yards

Fourth quarter, Auburn leading 14-6, 7:44 remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 39
1-10 (UF 39): Driskel pass complete to Thompson for 2 yards.
2-8 (41): Driskel pass incomplete to Rainey.
3-8 (41): Driskel middle pass complete to Burton for 5 yards.
4-3 (46): Kyle Koehne penalized 5 yards for a false start.
Drive summary: 3 plays, 2 yards, 0 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 2-3-0, 7 yards

Fourth quarter, Auburn leading 17-6, 35 seconds remaining.

Gators begin drive at their own 36
1-10 (UF 36): Driskel sideline pass complete to Thompson for 11 yards (1st down).
2-10 (47): Driskel middle pass complete to Rainey for 22 yards (1st down).
1-10 (AU 31): Driskel middle pass incomplete to Reed (dropped pass).
2-10 (31): Driskel sacked by Lemonier for minus-5 yards.
(End of game)
Drive summary: 4 plays, 28 yards, 2 first downs, 0 points
Passing summary: 2-3-0, 33 yards

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