Originally written January 03, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
NEW ORLEANS -- We can go back and forth about the pros and cons of the college football bowl system, but one of the quirks that makes the 35-game holiday football festival so unique is that 35 teams get to end the season on a high. Which means the other 35 go out on a low. And so it was for the 2012 Florida Gators, who five weeks ago bused home from Tallahassee after an 11-1 regular season, capped by a thorough beat-down of their arch rival and berth in a BCS bowl. Will Muschamp's second team authored a great story of recovery and redemption. Then came Wednesday in the Sugar Bowl, where Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the No. 21 Cardinals put a different ending on Florida's feel-good tale. Bridgewater bedazzled the No. 4 Gators while dazzled the Superdome crowd with 266 yards passing and a pair of touchdown throws in a 33-23 upset victory that marked the greatest moment in the UL program's middling football history. "It just wasn't our night,&q...
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