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Gators starting QB Driskel doubtful for Saturday; Time set for UF-FSU game

Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel is doubtful for Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, coach Will Muschamp said Monday morning.

Driskel suffered a sprain to his right ankle during the third quarter of the win against Louisiana and did not return to the game. Muschamp said that nothing is broken in the ankle, but the severity of the sprain and his availability going forward are in question. Driskel is currently wearing a protective boot on his right foot and ankle as a precautionary measure to help keep the area stabilized.

If he can't play, fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett will make the start.

"We'll try to get (Driskel) on the field Wednesday," Muschamp said. "If he can't go by then, certainly we'll go with Jacoby. We have all the confidence in the world Jacoby will play well. ... We're going to continue to work through the week and see if he can do anything. If he can, great. If he can't, we'll move forward."

Florida-Florida State time set

The annual rivalry game between two of the state's top football programs  will be played at 3:30 p.m. and aired on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday.

The Gators and Seminoles each have just one loss, and this year's game is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent history.

Florida has not had a game with a kickoff later than 6 p.m. this season.

 

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