Move over Tebow, Jeff Driskel breaking Florida records

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Jeff DriskelIt’s always hard to compare as a running quarterback when you attend Florida, but Jeff Driskel is doing things even Tim Tebow didn’t do.

Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns as the fourth-ranked Florida Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17 as they prepare for No. 3 South Carolina.

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The most amazing part of Driskel’s career night? He only ran 11 times as the sophomore set the Florida record for rushing yards by a quarterback topping Tim Tebow’s 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 on 27 carries.

“We kept running really the same play, and they didn’t really make adjustments,” Driskel said. “So we kept going to it. If something’s working, keep going to it.”

The Gators move to 6-0 on the season, 5-0 against the SEC with their 22nd straight win over Vandy.

Even more impressive for the Gators, three offensive lineman were out with injuries. Center Jonatthan Harrison, left guard James Wilson and left tackle Xavier Nixon didn’t play, and the Gators had receiver Latroy Pittman, linebacker Michael Taylor and tight end Jordan Reed injured during the game.

“We’re a little bit of a M.A.S.H unit on the offensive line,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. “So I was really proud of those guys, as many looks as Vanderbilt gave us, in being able to rush for 300 and something yards. … It says a lot about our guys stepping up and manning up.”

“He did an awesome job,” Florida receiver Solomon Patton said of Driskel. “With him being able to run like that, it opened up a lot, as far as the run game and passing game. Teams don’t know if he is going to pass it or take off running.”ade too many mistakes.”

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