No. 1 LSU eager to test Gators’ inexperienced QB

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Driskel may need to run against an LSU defense that has 12 takeaways and 12 sacks, and which features the mayhem-causing Mathieu.

LSU deploys the 5-foot-9 play-maker on blitzes often, and he has already caused four fumbles, returning two for scores, to go with an interception and 1 1/2 sacks.

Meanwhile, Florida’s defense, which allowed Alabama’s Trent Richardson to run for 181 yards and two touchdowns, will have to do better this week against another strong running game. LSU has a handful of talented running backs, led by Spencer Ware and Michael Ford, who’ve combined to average 173 yards rushing.

Florida also must prepare for two LSU quarterbacks, now that the Tigers are working former starter Jordan Jefferson back into the game plan following his suspension stemming from an August bar fight. While Jarrett Lee remains the starter and the more effective passer, Jefferson allows LSU to run the option.

“We both bring something to the table,” Lee said. “I think we’ll need that against Florida.”

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