BCS Blitz - Wednesday
Published: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 9:02 p.m.
Who was the quarterback the Gators faced in the 1987 Aloha Bowl against UCLA?
The answer is below.
The game: 2001 Orange Bowl
The final: Oklahoma defeated Florida State 13-2
The player: Linebacker Torrance Marshall
What he did: An inspired Marshall made plays all over the field and was named the MVP in a victory that gave the Sooners the national title. He led a smothering OU defense that shut out a high-powered FSU offense and held the Seminoles to 27 yards rushing.
The game: 1997 Sugar Bowl
The final: Florida defeated Florida State 52-20
The player: Quarterback Danny Wuerffel
What he did: There was no Heisman Trophy jinx for Wuerffel, who had one of the best games of his career in leading the Gators to their first national title. Wuerffel completed 18-of-34 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns.
Why he matters: With starting tailback DeMarco Murray injured and out of tonight's game, Brown, a junior from Alexandria, La., becomes the go-to guy in the Sooners' potent ground game. He's a proven player in the role, having actually rushed for more yards than Murray this season (1,110 to 1,002).
STAT THAT MATTERS
That's the number of touchdowns Chris Brown has scored this season, making him the top TD-maker in the nation's highest-scoring offense.
"I'll hear something about Tim's throwing motion and what the NFL is looking for, and I sometimes get confused. Do they want a guy that's going to lead a team and win games? I don't know if there's any better than Tim."
— Florida coach Urban Meyer
Future NFL star Troy Aikman completed 19-of-30 passes for 173 yards to lead the Bruins to a 20-16 victory. The Gators did intercept him twice, though.
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