Stephen M. Dowell, Orlando Sentinel
September 6, 2008
WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
THE BUZZ: This wasn't the same Gators team that ended the season on an unprecedented 10-game run. Florida compiled 345 yards of total offense, almost 100 less than their season average. Miami went into the locker room down 9-3 before Florida got it together in the second half. A late field-goal kick by Jonathan Phillips with the game out of reach enraged Miami Coach Randy Shannon.
KEY PLAY: A 28-yard catch by wide receiver Carl Moore sparked the first of two late touchdowns. Officials reviewed Moore's acrobatic catch as he barely kept his feet in bounds.
STARS: Tight end Aaron Hernandez showed the Gators would be just fine without the injured Cornelius Ingram. Hernandez finished with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown.
STATS: Miami held the ball for more than 31 minutes against the Gators defense.
QUOTE: I'm glad I don't have to hear about it [anymore], that's for sure. --Gators QB Tim Tebow about beating Miami for the first time since 1985.