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Gators Mangle the Buckeyes

By bobSP     Jan 8, 2007 in Sports
The University of Florida utterly destroyed the Buckeyes tonight, shocking most analysts and became the BCS National Champions
Florida's stifling defense and 'shock-and-awe' offense led them to their first BCS championship, and their first national title in 11 Years (1996).
Critics before the game were saying that the OSU defense and powerful offense would simply be too much for the Gators, and it seemed to hold true when OSU scored on the opening kickoff--that would be the high point for the Buckeyes. After that they were outscored 41-7. With the final score being 41-14, Florida.
Troy Smith, the Heisman Trophy Winner, couldn't get anything going all night, throwing one interception and seemingly being rushed on every single down. He was sacked more than 4 times. If Troy Smith was looking to boost his stock in the draft, he surely failed in that effort.
With this win, Florida has shown yet another reason why there should be a playoff in NCAA Football--their simply isn't parity between the SEC and most other conferences. The SEC fields between 5 and 7 top 25 BCS teams a year, and because these teams inevitably play each other, they are sometimes ruled out of even competing for the national title or even a BCS bowl--LSU and Florida are proof positive of the SEC's dominance: they both dismantled their opponents by 26 points (exact same score!) and dominated them on defense.
While personally I hate the Gators (GO VOLS!) and was rooting for OSU, I am glad that the SEC has shown once again why they are the most gifted and talented conference in the nation...Please, give us a friggin playoff, that way teams that would usually be counted out (not just the SEC) will have a chance to show what they're really made of.
Who's ready for next year?
-story by bobsp, references from espn, sports illustrated, and fox tv
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