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SEC Surprises: Gamecocks' D Falters, Florida's Offense Implodes

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Florida gift-wrapped a game against Miami with five turnovers, most deep in Hurricanes territory. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images.
Florida gift-wrapped a game against Miami with five turnovers, most deep in Hurricanes territory. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images.

Florida dominated its game with Miami, but failed to win due in part to five turnovers.

Jeff Driskel had a monster game by his standards, throwing for 291 yards, but the five turnovers hurt the Gators.

Florida started with a fumble on the first drive of the game just inside Miami territory. The Hurricanes responded with a touchdown drive.

Early in the second quarter, Driskel threw an interception in the red zone to thwart a drive. On the ensuing possession, the Gators had a fourth down with one yard to go on the Miami 16-yard line and couldn't convert it.

The next drive saw the same result, but this time it was another fumble in the red zone. The stinger? This happened 37 seconds before halftime.

The Gators then turned the ball over for the third time in the red zone, this time via a Driskel interception. On the next drive, Driskel was sacked and fumbled, giving the Hurricanes the ball on Florida's 4-yard line. Miami scored the game-winner two plays later.

It was a day to forget for Gators fans.