Top 10 highs under Meyer
Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 6:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 6:05 p.m.
During the six seasons of the Urban Meyer Era, there were plenty of special games. Meyer won 64 games, an average of more than 10 wins a season, and won two national titles. Here are the best of those 64 wins, as Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley looks at the 10 that stand out.
1. Ohio State, 2006
The first national title is always the sweetest, and Florida went into this game appearing to have no chance against the Buckeyes and Heisman winner Troy Smith. The 41-13 win took Meyer to another level.
2. Oklahoma, 2008
The Gators made good on Tim Tebow's promise and pulled out the 24-14 win by stopping an unstoppable offense.
3. Alabama, 2008
One of the great games in SEC Championship Game history put Florida in the national title game. Tim Tebow finally got that come-from-behind win.
4. Arkansas, 2006
Florida was in trouble in the SEC Championship Game before Meyer called for a reverse to flip field position, and then the Gators recovered a muffed punt in the end zone. The win sent Florida to Glendale.
5. Georgia, 2008
After what happened the year before? This was huge, so big Meyer actually had a dream the week of the game about Tebow firing a ball into the stands late in a blowout win.
6. South Carolina, 2006
Probably the loudest single moment in the history of The Swamp came when Jarvis Moss blocked Ryan Succop's field-goal attempt. Without this win, Florida doesn't go to Glendale.
7. LSU, 2008
This was a huge game against the fourth-ranked team in America, but Florida started fast and blew out the Tigers in the second half.
8. Tennessee, 2006
This kind of started the way the 2006 season would unfold with the Gators pulling out a 21-20 victory.
9. LSU, 2009
No. 1 vs. No. 4 in Baton Rouge with the added drama of Tebow coming back from a concussion. The game wasn't pretty but it was a big win for Meyer's Gators.
10. FSU, 2005
The Gators stomped the Seminoles and recruits celebrated in the locker room. It started the great four-year run for UF.
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