Gators top Sooners in BCS


Emma Carroll writes, Miami, Florida-The Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Gators had unfinished business.

Miami, Florida-The Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Gators had unfinished business. That is, they were going head-to-head as two teams, each possessing a sole loss in the Bowl Championship Series Championship Thursday.Oklahoma has Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and the super offense. Florida has a dynamic defense and a quarterback with running back skills, Tim Tebow. Who wins?Unfortunately for the Sooners, Thursday night was Tebow Time. The quarterback led Florida to a 24-14 romping of Oklahoma with a heaping serving of help from Percy Harvin, who caught five of Tebow’s passes for 49 yards and ran nine times for 122 yards. Tebow held his own, and then some, as he rushed 22 times for 109 yards and passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns.Gators defense, however, wasn’t about to be outshone. They sacked Bradford twice, and then intercepted him twice. They held him to only two touchdowns and shut down the Sooners when they had first downs at Florida’s 4- and 6-yard lines.Sooner coach Bob Stoops responded to Oklahoma’s missed oppurtunites, saying, “Ironic as it is, we’d been so efficient in the red zone. We had some opportunities to make a difference… and in the fourth quarter, we came up a play or two short, and they made them.”Florida did more then make plays. Percy Harvin ran a fourth quarter, 52-yard dash that led to a tiebreaking field goal by Jonathan Phillips. Safety Ahmad Black sealed the win from the Sooners with a 76-yard touchdown drive, completed courtesy of Tebow’s 4-yard jump pass to reciever David Nelson.What followed was the trophy presentation and the post game show, and defensive end Carlos Dunlap being named defensive MVP. Though Tebow was cut short when Sam Bradford won the Heisman, he proved that, Heisman or not, this championship was his to win.Source: rockymountainnews.comFlorida’s Tebow, defense power past Oklahoma in BCS title by B.G. Brooks. January 8, 2009