Florida vs. Jacksonville State: Jeff Driskel out, Jacoby Brissett to start

Will Muschamp confirmed what most Florida fans suspected on Wednesday: Jeff Driskel's ankle injury will keep him out of Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, and fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett will start in his place.

This isn't the first time a Driskel injury has elevated Brissett to the position of starter, as injuries Driskel suffered against Alabama last year made Brissett the starter at quarterback against LSU, where he made the first start by a true freshman Gators quarterback since Chris Leak.

Florida went 0-2 in the two games Brissett started in 2011, falling on the road at LSU and Auburn. And Brissett came on in relief in three other games — against Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Florida State — that Florida went 1-2 in.

Brissett's only start (well, "start") that ended in a Florida win came this September, when he began Florida's season opener against Bowling Green under center before Driskel assumed quarterback duties in the first half. Against Jacksonville State, with Driskel fully out, Brissett should be able to secure his first true win as Florida's starting quarterback.

If he doesn't, he'll make some history: Florida hasn't lost to a non-Division 1-A/BCS opponent since losing to North Texas in 1947.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker