Florida quarterback Austin Appleby says offense needs to sustain drives in order to perform.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Florida quarterback Austin Appleby discusses the Gators' 13-6 win over Vandy and the offensive struggles the last two games.

It is no secret Florida's offense has struggled for the last six quarters. On Saturday, the offense only recorded one touchdown in the 13-6 win over Vanderbilt and failed to amass 100 yards rushing or put together a consistent passing game. 

Gators quarterback Austin Appleby finished the game going 19 for 28 and 144 yards. Appleby was sacked twice and completed only two passed of 20 yards or more. 

"I don’t know if we struggled as much as we’ve gotta be able to sustain drives," said Appleby.  "You know, when we win on first down and we get our tempo going, we can be prolific, as everyone’s seen... But when we don’t score and we’re turning the ball over and putting our defense back out there early, you know, that’s tough."

Luke Del Rio's status remains up in the air as of Saturday night. Gators head coach Jim McElwain told reporters that a decision will not be made until they can evaluate Del Rio at practice. 

"I don’t count my reps. I make my reps count," added Appleby about his role next week against LSU. "I’m gonna prepare to be the starting quarterback for the Gators. I’ve done that since I’ve been here. And whatever coach Mac chooses to do, I’ll be ready to roll.”    

Appleby discusses the win more in detail in the video above. 


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