Found January 02, 2012 on
Their 15-game pre-conference slate ends Tuesday night, but the Florida Gators won't waltz into league play this weekend.
Alabama at Birmingham won't let them.
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He's back home on the inside of the defensive line and with this tumultuous season behind him Sharrif Floyd says the Gators are ready to make forward progress in 2012. The sophomore defensive tackle from Philadelphia has been a mainstay for the Florida defense all year and on Saturday that defense was dominant against a Big-10 squad that was supposed to be bigger and more physical.
Andre Debose has spent all season giving the Gators a deep threat. In Monday's Gator Bowl, he found a different, but familiar, way to make an impact. Debose secured the Gator Bowl MVP with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that came just after an Ohio State touchdown to tie the game. The kickoff return also forced changes to be made to the Florida record books.
Want to see the Big 10′s hope die in a game? Well look no further. Chris Rainey blocked this punt and clinched the game along with another amazing special teams play by Andre Debose. Thank goodness the Gators don’t have a losing season.
Guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton led the Florida Gators over the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers on Tuesday night. Behind a combined 43 points from Walker and Boynton, the Gators moved to 12-3 on the season after the 79-61 victory. Not only did both shoot greater than 0.500 from the field, but they went a combined 13-for-18 from behind the three-point line.In addition...
Erving Walker has been waiting all season for a game like Tuesday. Florida head coach Billy Donovan challenged him in the preseason to lead the SEC in assists, but the focus on that hurt his shot and found him struggling to find a role in the offense. Shots weren't falling, and when he did take them, they weren't good shots. Walker changed that with a team-high 23 points...
In a postseason contest that pits two 6-6 teams who shouldn’t even be playing in a bowl game, the Florida Gators will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Gator Bowl from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, and the game...