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FINAL: Florida 24, Oklahoma 14

GATORS WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Florida runs out the clock, Urban Meyer gets a Gatorade shower, camera lights flicker from the stands and the party is on at Dolphin Stadium.

OU Drive 10: Joe Haden breaks up Bradford’s pass on fourth-and-4, and it’s only a matter of time now. Some Oklahoma fans are starting to head for the exits.

UF Drive 9: Get the champagne ready. The Gators take a 10-point lead on Tebow’s 4-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson and consume almost seven minutes on the drive. Given the way their defense has played tonight, it’s hard to see Florida collapsing here.

OU Drive 9: Another drive, another huge play from Florida’s defense. Ahmad Black picks off Bradford’s pass to Iglesias, and the Gators get the ball back with just under 10 minutes to play. Let’s see how much time the Gators can eat up on this next drive.

UF Drive 8: Gators take the lead on a 28-yard field goal by Jonathan Phillips. Percy Harvin has a monster run – 52 yards – then another for 11 before appearing to hurt his leg. He leaves the game, but runs off the field without help and could very well return.

OU Drive 8: Bradford throws an 11-yard touchdown pass to Gresham, and we're tied at 14 with 12:13 left. Two big plays really hurt Florida on this drive: a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Torrey Davis, and a 25-yard pass from Bradford to Brown -- Oklahoma's first big play in a while.

UF Drive 7: Louis Murphy has what appears to be a leg injury. He had to be helped off the field on Florida’s previous drive, then returned for this one, but has since gone back to the bench.


OU Drive 7: Jimmy Stevens’ 49-yard field goal attempt is blocked by Joe Haden! Haden gets free on the outside and swats the kick away. That is Florida’s ninth blocked kick this season, a school record. Oklahoma fans starting to get pretty quiet.

UF Drive 6: The Gators needed a breakout drive and they got it, thanks largely to Tebow and a touchdown run by Harvin. Tebow had two big runs for first downs -- one for 15 and another for 12. Percy ran it in from 2 yards out, making this his 15th consecutive game with at least one touchdown.

OU Drive 6: The Gators give Oklahoma an extra chance when William Green is flagged for roughing Sooners punter Mike Knall. But Florida’s defense makes up for it, forcing Oklahoma’s offense to go three and out after the penalty.

UF Drive 5: We’re under way in the second half, and Florida’s offense doesn’t look much better than it did in the first. Tebow, under pressure on third-and-6, finds Percy Harvin open downfield but the ball sails just past his outstretched hands. If he catches that he’s gone.


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Props to Florida! Tebow is a beast!

Great game, great QB, HUGE win! One of the best NC games since the inception of the BCS. Hats off.

We Win !!!

Great game! GO GATORS! I was telling friends that the 1st team to 30 points win, I guess I was wrong. Winning in Dolphin stadium and in South Florida has to seriously help our recruiting next year. We could be even better next year, with the defense not having one senior and losing maybe Spikes. We will take some hits on the offensive line, but with the way Trautwein was killing us last night I think I might welcome the 5 high school hogs we have recuited for next year.
"We've all talked about coming back next season," said Harvin, referring to teammates Brandon Spikes and Tebow. "This never gets old. It's just exciting to be a part of this and be a part of a team that does everything for each other."


OU only scored 14. When are you going to eat the crocs?


What is the name of the player who executed one of the most disgusting and blatant attempts to injure another player (Percy Harvin) that I've ever seen?

Did you hear anything about why a penalty wasn't called? Absolutely absurd.


that was bad, reminded me of few years ago against FSU, I think it was Darnell Dockett who purposely injured Ernest Graham

Ah, guy's name was Nic Harris.


Anything on the mystery whistles being blown? I heard them through the whole game and not just the one where Tebow started to stop because he thought the play was dead.
Not cool, it obviously came from Oklahoma fans (or disgruntled UM fans in attendance, lol). If it was coming from the stands then what were our fans doing? That crap should have been policed in-house. Maybe it happened in a Sooner concentrated section but if any Gators were around it then they needed to step up.

Two days after the game and no new post? What gives?


Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Just after noon today, standing in front of the National Championship victory celebration crowd, Tim Tebow announced he is returning for his senior season at The University of Florida.

Scooped Goody

UF missed perfection by 2 points in 08. The goal in 09 will definitely be to fix that.

Both Tebow and Harvin will return….….. that’s pretty incredible news. In my heart of hearts, I know the Gators are a lock for a repeat and that was my honest opinion even if Tebow, Harvin and Spikes departed.

Pretty amazing what a coach with “coaching ability” can do. There’s a slight differnce in landing talent and developing the talent you land. I have yet to figure that out yet, but maybe someone out there can expand upon this dubious topic that I can not possibly comprehend.

In their respective first five years:

- Meyer will get 3 of 5 ships

- Randy will go 1 of 2 in meaningless bowl games, with a overall losing season record at best.

Thanks to Marve’s transfer, I don’t anticipate us being bowl eligible the next two seasons, but we will beat pesky Wake Forrest.

I'll believe that Harvin is returning when it is official - right now he said he's leaning to coming back, but we've all seen that change. I was curious why Spikes wasn't around during the celebration. Charlie Strong said on Friday he expects Spikes to stay. If that happens, wow, we're unstoppable.

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