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Source: Freshman QB Dillon Gabriel to Get His 1st Career Start vs. FAU

Gabriel is still expected to split snaps with Brandon Wimbush

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UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel
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A team source has informed the Black and Gold Banneret that freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel will start tonight for the UCF Knights versus the Florida Atlantic Owls.

The source added that CBS Sports Network, which is broadcasting the game, has already been told of the change. However, Gabriel is still expected to share time with senior Brandon Wimbush.

Gabriel played five drives in the season opener versus Florida A&M last week. He completed 9 of 13 passes for 127 yards in three touchdowns. He appeared after Wimbush, who took on the bulk of the work before the first-team offense rested for much of the second half. Wimbush completed 12 of 23 passes for 168 and two scores. He also rushed eight times for 20 yards.