Posted January 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jeff Driskel's throw on the first play of the Sugar Bowl was slightly behind receiver Andre Debose, and he could only tip the ball. Louisville cornerback Terell Floyd was right there for the rebound, and turned it into a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown. It never got much better for heavily favored Florida in what was supposed to be the crowning game in a bounce-back season. The fourth-ranked Gators, a two-touchdown favorite over No. 22 Louisville, fell behind by 14 points midway through the first quarter and trailed by double digits the rest of the way, losing 33-23 on Wednesday night. Florida looked more like the team that dropped 11 games combined in 2010 and 2011 than the one that lost only once in 2012. The Gators (11-2) were no match for the inspired Cardinals (11-2) and former Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who left to become Louisville head coach in 2010. Florida was beaten in almost every way possible. The Gators could not slow down Louisv...
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