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Jeff Driskel takes blame for Gators loss

The Florida quarterback turned the ball over four times against Georgia.

Sam Greenwood

Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel was responsible for four turnovers in his team's 17-9 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, and afterward he accepted blame for the outcome.

"I thought we were doing a good job moving the ball, but you can't have turnovers," Driskel said Monday. "We had two in the red zone." Driskel threw two interceptions and fumbled three times, losing two. The Gators turned the ball over a total of six times, while Georgia turned it over on three occasions.

One of Florida's red zone giveaways -- for which Driskel was not responsible -- came with a little over two minutes remaining in the game and the Gators driving for a potential game-tying opportunity. But that takeaway by Georgia sealed Florida's fate, as the Bulldogs were able to run out the clock from there.

The loss dropped Florida from No. 2 to No. 7 in the BCS standings. The team will try to bounce back when it hosts Missouri this Saturday.

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