GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, helping Florida become bowl eligible with a 52-3 victory over lower-division Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.
The Gators (6-4) snapped a 3-game home losing streak, giving fired coach Will Muschamp a victory in their home finale.
Treon Harris threw a 70-yard TD pass to Quinton Dunbar and a 19-yarder to Demarcus Robinson. It was the first time Florida had two touchdown passes in a first half since beating South Carolina in October 2012.
Harris injured his leg late in the second quarter, and Muschamp turned to Driskel. The former starter plunged across the goal line for a touchdown and a 31-3 lead. He also lofted a 38-yard scoring pass to Robinson in the third quarter, hooked up with Dunbar for a 29-yarder on the first play of the fourth and found Michael McNeely on a 28-yarder with 6:18 remaining.
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Florida beats Eastern Kentucky 52-3
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