QB Driskel works on his pass­ing

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - Shan­del Richard­son

BOCA RA­TON — Flor­ida At­lantic quar­ter­back Ja­son Driskel is sim­ply wait­ing to put it all to­gether.

Even af­ter ty­ing the school record with four rush­ing touch­downs last week against Old Do­min­ion, Driskel knows there is still room for im­prove­ment.

“It’s like one of the weird­est days I’ve ever had,” Driskel said. “We won, ob­vi­ously. We scored a lot of points. All good things. I found the end zone a bunch of times, that’s good. Ob­vi­ously, pass­ing game is the thing that needs to im­prove, and play­ing quar­ter­back, that takes prece­dence.”

Driskel ran 11 times for 92 yards, but the pass­ing game con­tin­ues to strug­gle. It’s not en­tirely Driskel’s fault be­cause the re­ceivers have made mis­takes, too.

“He played great in one part of the game, the run game, and didn’t play great in the other part,” FAU coach Lane Kif­fin said. “I’m sure he’d tell you the same thing.”

Driskel has com­pleted 56 of 86 passes for 449 yards with one touch­down and two in­ter­cep­tions. While the num­bers aren’t ex­actly eye-pop­ping, the one area Driskel has ex­celled in is the win depart­ment. The team is is 2-1 since he re­placed Daniel Parr as the starter.

“First of all, I don’t re­ally know what peo­ple say,” Driskel said. “I don’t care to be hon­est. I care what coach Kif­fin and [co­or­di­na­tor Ken­dal] Briles have to say on Mon­days when we come in and watch film. I care what my team­mates have to say and what they think about me.”

FAU vs. North Texas, Oct. 21, 5 p.m.,

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