GATORS WIN! GATORS WIN! 41- 14


Ohio State running back Antonio Pittman (25) is tackled by Florida linebackers Brian Crum (13) and Brandon Siler (40) in the third quarter at the BCS national championship football game in Glendale, Ariz., on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.

Charles Krupa/AP
Published: Monday, January 8, 2007 at 10:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 8, 2007 at 10:18 p.m.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Not even close.

Florida _ yes Florida _ owned the field it wasn't supposed to be on, embarrassing Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and No. 1 Ohio State 41-14 on Monday night to run away with the national championship.

Chris Leak and Tim Tebow showed off coach Urban Meyer's twin quarterback system to perfection as the No. 2 Gators became the first Division I school to hold football and basketball titles at the same time.

Now, only one question remains: What about Boise State?

Playing on the very same field where the undefeated Broncos stunned Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day, Florida (13-1) routed the previously unbeaten Buckeyes (13-1).

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