Third quarter blog

Published: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:09 p.m.

Leave it to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow to provide the wake-up call. With Florida sleepwalking through the first two-and-half quarters, Tebow turned a 16-yard scramble to near midfield into something more meaningful. Tebow pumped his fists toward the partisan Gator section of the crowd, which got both the team and fans fired up. Florida went on to score a go-ahead touchdown, taking a 14-7 lead on a 2-yard run from Percy Harvin. Carlos Dunlap blocked a field goal attempt to keep Florida ahead by a touchdown going into the fourth quarter. It was Florida's ninth blocked kick of the season, tying the school record for blocks previously set in 1995. Guess you can say this crowd leans to the right. Much of the sellout booed when former President Bill Clinton, attending the game, was shown on the JumboTron screen.

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