Posted January 03, 2012 on
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.
BEST OF MAXIM
A down season for the Gators ended with two of the team's best players getting invited to the Senior Bowl. Running back Chris Rainey and defensive tackle Jaye Howard were both selected to participate in the Senior Bowl on January 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. This is the third consecutive year that a senior from Florida has participated in the game.
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.
Special teams were Urban Meyer's pet project at Florida, his pride and joy.
He coached the units for years, often using them to showcase his most talented players.
So he must have smiled when Andre Debose and Chris Rainey made game-changing plays on special teams in the Gator Bowl - even though they came against his future team.
Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards - the longest...
Robert Clark, a former Gators receiver, intends to sign with Louisville, he told Scout.com’s Louisville site.
Clark left Florida in October, along with fellow Dwyer HS graduate Gerald Christian. Both players have been talking to programs and taking visits recently.
Landing Clark should help Louisville get Christian, a tight end.
Both players were true sophomores last year and will...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State 24-17 on Monday in a game between Urban Meyer's old team and his future one.
Andre Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards -- the longest scoring play in bowl history -- and Chris Rainey blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown.
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.
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...