Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - With its potent running attack, Florida is used to getting the ball and hanging onto it this season.
This wasn't the case for the Gators on Saturday, yet they still avoided the trap.
Jeff Driskel ran for a quarterback school-record 177 yards and three scores, which included a late 71-yard score to put the game away, in fourth-ranked Florida's 31-17 triumph over Vanderbilt.
Driskel also threw for 77 yards on 11-of-20 efficiency for the Gators, (6-0, 5-0 SEC) who extended their winning streak to 23 games over Vanderbilt and will host No. 3 South Carolina next Saturday.
Mike Gillislee carried the ball 17 times for 67 yards in the victory.
The Gators lead the SEC in time of possession at 35:19 per game, but lost the battle to the Commodores 33:05-26:55.
Jordan Rodgers completed 17-of-31 passes for 237 yards and a score, while Jordan Matthews caught eight balls for 131 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3), which was coming off a win at Missouri last week.
Zac Stacy gained 86 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the setback.