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Jason Driskell leads FAU to second-half victory over Salukis

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Maybe the University of Florida signed the wrong Driskell.

Maybe they should have waited for Jason Driskell instead.

Driskell threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Florida Atlantic Owls to a 38-30 victory over Southern Illinois Saturday night. Driskell also ran for a two-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-two to give FAU a 28-24 lead.

For SIU, Josh Straughan threw for 367 yards.

Gregory Howell ran for 128 yards for FAU, averaging 8.2 yards per carry.

The Owls play against Miami next Saturday night.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

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