In perhaps the last game between the two rivals, Miami upset No. 12 Florida 21-16 on the heels of five Gator turnovers, the last of which doomed the Gators' chances.
Florida's defense kept it in the game, but there's not much you can do when your opponent has to travel less than five yards for a touchdown. Facing third and seven on the Gator 17, quarterback Jeff Driskel was sacked and fumbled. Miami recovered at the 4, and three plays later, Miami running back Duke Johnson waltzed in for the decisive score and a 21-9 lead.
Before making the game close after Johnson's touchdown, Florida's second half drives totaled 44, 8, 6, 18, 30 and -10 yards. Chicago Bulls' forward Joakim Noah, who was part of two national title winning basketball teams at Florida, summed up Florida fans' frustrations very succinctly.
Perhaps nothing exhibited the impotence of the offense more than when Florida got the ball with 28 seconds left at its own 20 with a last-gasp try for the win. On the first play fromRead More »from Miami takes down Florida 21-16 with the help of five Gator turnovers