Jeff Driskel threw for 248 yards and a touchdown in his return from a broken leg and Florida ended a seven-game losing streak with a 65-0 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
The Gators won for the first time in 11 months and looked sharp in the process.
Florida finished with 655 yards, 27 first downs and its most points in coach Will Muschamp's four-year tenure. It was the program's highest scoring output since beating Citadel 70-19 in 2008.
Yes, it came against a directional school that won two games a year ago. But it was just what the Gators (1-0) needed to regain a little confidence after last year's injury-fueled debacle.
Muschamp's team finished 4-8 in 2013, the program's worst record since 1979, and lost its final seven games. Driskel broke his right leg in the third game, and the Gators were unprepared to play without him.