BOCA RATON – Jason Driskel won the battle.
The redshirt sophomore beat out Daniel Parr, a redshirt freshman, in competition to be FAU’s starting quarterback in the Sept. 3 season-opener against Southern Illinois.
FAU curiously announced the decision in a press release.
“The entire body of work from January until now has been taken into account to make the decision. As we approach game week, the recent performances were weighted more heavily,” FAU coach Charlie Partridge said in the statement released by the school. “We anticipate and expect both to continue to prepare and compete as if they were starting. Jason Driskel will be the starting quarterback versus Southern Illinois”
Partridge did not elaborate further as to why he chose Driskel over Parr, but Driskel did appear to be the more consistent quarterback over the past couple of weeks.
Driskel played in 10 games last season in relief of injured quarterback Quez Johnson, starting two. He completed 77 of 151 passes for 965 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for another score and tossed four interceptions.
Parr was one of the most acclaimed recruits ever to sign with FAU, enrolling in January of 2015 after spurning a late push from Miami.
The quarterback battle was the first true competition since Partridge took over at FAU.
FAU concludes fall camp on Wednesday, switching to Southern Illinois prep on Thursday.