Ole Miss 31, Florida 30

<b>WHERE: </b> Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
<b>THE BUZZ: </b>Everything went wrong for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000172" title="Florida Gators" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/florida-gators-ORSPT000172.topic">Gators</a> late in the game, from a blocked extra point to Shay Hodge's 86-yard touchdown to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008528" title="Tim Tebow" href="/topic/sports/football/tim-tebow-PESPT008528.topic">Tim Tebow</a>'s failed 4th-and-1 conversion in the last minute. This is the only game during the regular season in which the Gators trailed. Florida went 1-of-11 on third-down conversion, and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead threw for two touchdowns and 185 yards. 
<b>KEY PLAY: </b>On 4th-and-1 with 40 seconds left, the Gators botched plans for a 49-yard field goal in favor of Tebow's running ability. Ole Miss put 11 in the box and stopped the run, at the time reducing Florida's chances for a national title. 
<b>STARS: </b>Wide receiver <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008507" title="Percy Harvin" href="/topic/sports/football/percy-harvin-PESPT008507.topic">Percy Harvin</a> touched the ball 23 times for 268 total offensive yards, including 13 receptions and two touchdowns. 
<b>STATS: </b>Ole Miss has defeated Florida in three of the last four meetings, and the Gators fumbled five times against the Rebels, three for a loss.  
<b>QUOTE: </b>"You have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of this season and you'll never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of this season, and you'll never see a team play harder than we will the rest of this season."  -quarterback Tim Tebow

( Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / September 27, 2008 )

WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium THE BUZZ: Everything went wrong for the Gators late in the game, from a blocked extra point to Shay Hodge's 86-yard touchdown to Tim Tebow's failed 4th-and-1 conversion in the last minute. This is the only game during the regular season in which the Gators trailed. Florida went 1-of-11 on third-down conversion, and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead threw for two touchdowns and 185 yards. KEY PLAY: On 4th-and-1 with 40 seconds left, the Gators botched plans for a 49-yard field goal in favor of Tebow's running ability. Ole Miss put 11 in the box and stopped the run, at the time reducing Florida's chances for a national title. STARS: Wide receiver Percy Harvin touched the ball 23 times for 268 total offensive yards, including 13 receptions and two touchdowns. STATS: Ole Miss has defeated Florida in three of the last four meetings, and the Gators fumbled five times against the Rebels, three for a loss. QUOTE: "You have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of this season and you'll never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of this season, and you'll never see a team play harder than we will the rest of this season." -quarterback Tim Tebow

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