Tyler Murphy is making the Gators forget about Jeff Driskel.
In hsi second start as the Florida quarterback, Murphy threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns as the Gators beat Arkansas 30-10.
It wasn’t just Murphy who was a catalyst for the Gators' offense as Solomon Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards. He also ran for a first down.
According to ESPN.com, “The Razorbacks (3-3, 0-2) ran the ball well early -- against the league's best defense -- but fell behind on Loucheiz Purifoy's interception return in the second quarter for a touchdown and faded from there.”
As the game got later into the night, the Florida offense heated up. Murphy was efficient throughout the night, completing 16 of 22 passes. Oddly enough, he has been that way the past two weeks on the field - something he had not been able to get to in four years at the school.
It is possible the redshirt junior is just what Gators head coach Will Muschamp had been missing from his offense.
Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from this game.
Patton comes alive. The Gators have not had true offensive weapons on the outside since Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez, Patton became a focal point in the Florida offense Saturday night. Maybe this is a sign that things in Florida are getting better offensively.
Also, the defense did it again. When the offense did struggle early on, the defense led by Purifoy jumped to the lead and got points on the board when it was needed.
The run game of Arkansas. The Razorbacks were able to run early and often and then slowed down. Arkansas was held to 111 yards on the ground.
The story online also stated how thing went most of the night.
"Obviously disappointed," Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. "It's not a lot of fun. We had too many issues -- dropped balls, a pick-six, a couple missed tackles that resulted in an easy 14 points for them. Playing a ranked opponent on their home turf, you can't do those things and expect to win."
Purifoy had a sack and forced fumble in the first quarter, extending Florida's streak with a takeaway to 16 games. The Gators also have intercepted a pass in eight straight games. When you have results like that, you win football games.
Also, penalties are a part of Florida’s game, not Arkansas. The Razorbacks had eight penalties for 57 yards, which did not help their cause.