Florida Gators take a Bite Out of Ohio St and Win BCS National Championship 41-14


The battle tested SEC champion Florida Gators crushed the previous #1 Ohio St Buckeyes Gatorlogo41–14 to win the coveted BCS National Championship of NCAA College football. There was not one aspect of the football game that the Gators did not dominate. It’s amazing what a team can do when they are told they have no chance to win, especially when they are the team with the better athletes.

Going into the BCS match up it was debated whether the Florida Gators deserved to be playing in the game. By games end some wondered whether Ohio St should have been on the same field. The Florida defense allowed OSU a total of 82 yards for the game leaving OSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith 4–14 passing for 35 yards with one interception and one fumble lost.

Ohio State University welcome to the SEC, the toughest conference from top to bottom in college football. This was why the speculation leading up to this game that Florida did not belong was absurd. A one loss SEC football team who wins their conference championship game is better than most any un-defeated team from any other conference. For those that wish to blame the loss on Ohio St’s over 50 day lay-off between games, blame the Big 10. Why doesn’t the Big 10 have a conference championship game like many of the other conferences? Ohio St never even played Wisconsin this year.

Let’s face it, the Florida Gators were faster, more determined, better prepared and wanted it more. So before we anoint a college football team #1 always remember … As we always say, that’s why they play the game.

Posted January 9, 2007 by
Sports | 14 comments

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    14 Responses to “Florida Gators take a Bite Out of Ohio St and Win BCS National Championship 41-14”

    1. Jerry from Ohio on January 9th, 2007 12:16 pm

      Being A Buckeye fan I sure was sorry to see the Bucks go down in such a heap but it was so obvious that the Gators just out played and out fought the Bucks on this particular nite.
      No sour grapes and no bad raping the Gators they were by far the best team on the field and they deserved the win .
      and as they say that’s why they call it a game .

    2. Scared Monkeys on January 9th, 2007 1:14 pm

      Jerry …

      I was shocked at OSU’s play … but sometimes that happens. What I am more disgusted with was all the pre-game BCS stuff where people (pundits) stated that Michigan should have a rematch.

      All the sports world was acting like The Big 10 was the only conference worth anything and that it was the best in college football. IT IS NOT. As shown by their terrible post season record.

      It was a down year in the Big Ten.

      My theory is if you cannot win your Conference, one certainly does not have the right to play for a National Championship.

      Ohio St ran into a buzz saw last night and its a reason why one should never say a team does not have a chance of winning.

      The Nebraska team back in the 80′s with Turner Gill was a much better team than OSU, yet they lost to Miami in the Orange Bowl.

      Ya never know.


    3. Big Lou on January 9th, 2007 1:29 pm

      The Gators played a GREAT game. Troy Smith’s stock sure went down.

    4. pdh3 on January 9th, 2007 1:53 pm

      I can never understand the continued disrespect toward the SEC. The SEC has championships in football, basketball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, golf, and also several Heismans, as well as Olympic medalists, just to name a few.
      Florida faced very tough competion to get to the BCS game, and they showed everyone that it was not a fluke.
      Congratulations to them.
      Eat Crow, ESPN.

    5. Scared Monkeys on January 9th, 2007 3:27 pm

      The SEC gets disrecpect from ESPN because they and ABC have a contract to cover Big Ten football.

      Everybody knows the SEC teams beat the living daylights out of each other during the regular season. To play teams like, AL, Auburn, LSU, TN, FL, Ark … and then at the end of it all have a SEC Championship game … that is called battle tested.

      Personally, I think that the SEC had 2 of the top 3 teams in the country in FL & LSU.


    6. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2007 4:27 pm

      maybe if the SEC actually scheduled someone. The SEC’s strength of schedule for 2007 is beyond weak:

      Alabama: Western Carolina, Florida State, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe (for ‘Bama, that’s an upgrade over some years past)
      Arkansas: Troy, North Texas, UT-Chattanooga, Florida International (ugh…)
      Auburn: New Mexico State, South Florida, Tulane, (yowzaa)
      Florida: Western Kentucky, Troy, Florida Atlantic, Florida State
      Georgia: Oklahoma State, Western Carolina, Troy, Georgia Tech (mixed, but should be 2 top 25 teams there)
      Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky, Temple, Louisville, Florida Atlantic (the Wildcats’ first four games of the year, BTW)
      LSU: Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Tulane, Louisiana Tech
      Mississippi: Missouri, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Memphis
      Mississippi State: West Virginia is the only one announced so far
      South Carolina: Louisiana-Lafayette, South Carolina State, North Carolina, Clemson
      Tennessee: California, Southern Miss, Northern Illinois, Louisiana-Lafayette
      Vanderbilt: Richmond, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Wake Forest

    7. Freebrid on January 9th, 2007 4:35 pm

      The SEC has very good teams and schools!!!! I,m proud to be a Crimson Tide Fan!!! We’ve had our share of ups and downs but the anchors for ESPN just act like the teams from the South are all Redneck Hillbillies!! No this respect to Ohio but last night the hillbillies showed up and did the hole down!! Now the anchors will be talking like they never said the crap they said!!!!!!!!! ROLL TIDE! WAR EAGLE! GO LSU TIGERS! DO THE GATOR CHOP! HOW BOUT THEM HOGS! GO VOLS!

    8. pdh3 on January 9th, 2007 4:54 pm

      I would put Troy against Illinois or Indiana anyday. Troy went to a bowl game and WON this year, by the way. And I would also remind you that the SEC teams also play each other,and they play 12-13 games a season, most without a break all season. So while a Big 10 team has an off weekend, an SEC team is playing a game somewhere.Some of these smaller schools are pretty good opponents too, and have played FL tougher than OSU did.

    9. Scared Monkeys on January 9th, 2007 6:05 pm

      Any one who thinks Troy State is a cupcake knows nothing about college football.

      No one wants to play them.

      The SEC has to play certain teams that are not as difficult as their conference is brutal.

      All teams play a certain amount of lesser teams. The difference is in the end.

      The SEC far and away had a better bowl record than the BIG 10.

      When the Big 10 gets a Conference Championship, then they can make a comment. It is ridiculous that not all teams would play each other during a season.

      The fact that WI and Ohio St never plays is rather lame.


    10. Scared Monkeys on January 9th, 2007 6:06 pm

      Ohio State 2006 Schedule … hardly difficult.  TX was hardly a number 2 team in the country as they started 2006 w/o Vince Young and had a freshman QB. TX ended up like #20 in th country.

      Northwestern, IN, Mich St, IL all had down, sub-par years.

      09/02 N Illinois W 35-12
      09/09 at #2 Texas W 24-7
      09/16 Cincy W 37-7
      09/23 #24 Penn State W 28-6
      09/30 at #13 Iowa W 38-17
      10/07 BGU W 35-7
      10/14 at Mich St W 38-7
      10/21 Indiana W 44-3
      10/28 Minnesota W 44-0
      11/04 at Illinois W 17-10
      11/11 at N’western W 54-10
      11/18 #2 Michigan W 42-39
      01/08 vs #1 Florida L 41-14

    11. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2007 6:30 pm

      I do not care for the Big 10 at all and OSU usually has one of the softest non conference schedules each year. It’s all about the Trojans, who I might add played Ark/Neb/ND this year. But check out the Pac’s schedule in ’07 – any doubt as to which conference overall has a more impressive looking non-conference schedule?

      Arizona: New Mexico, NAU, BYU
      Arizona State: San Jose State, San Diego State, Colorado
      California: Tennessee, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech
      Oregon: Houston, Michigan, Fresno State
      Oregon State: Utah is the only announced non-conference opponent at present
      Stanford: San Jose State, TCU, Notre Dame
      UCLA: BYU, Utah, Notre Dame (impressive)
      USC: Idaho, Nebraska, Notre Dame
      Washington: Syracuse, Boise State, Ohio State
      Washington State: Wisconsin, San Diego State, Idaho


      SM: I am a ND fan and they were a patsy this year so you can’t count them. USC had a great year and if not for the screw up against UCLA they instead of FL would have been playing OSU for the title. Which is what is wrong with the BCS.

      As it would appear … Gators should have played USC for the title.


    12. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2007 7:21 pm

      Did anyone see the final AP poll yet?
      OSU ended up #2 – what game were these reporters watching??

    13. ayfit on January 9th, 2007 9:14 pm

      The mighty Big Ten/PLEASE-Any team in the sec would have beaten osu last night-that’s right ANY team in the sec.OSU really sucked.Let me say this and see if anyone agrees.I think the hiesman is given away too early in the year.This award should be given after the bowl season.Time after time the winner is on the #1 team and simply put,they suck in the championship game.

    14. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2007 10:59 pm

      ayfit – agreed!! The Big 10 blows. The top 2 teams got their a$$es Kicked. and who did Wisc. play this year? That’s right, the mighty Leathernecks of Western Illinois(1-AA).

      Wait a minute, just heard some commotion…sorry bout that, it was just Florida scoring again. It’s now 507 to 14 UF. OSU still hasn’t made any adjustments.

      and I think the heisman is given at the correct time. Even though they disappoint, I enjoy the hype of the heisman leading to the bowls.It’s hard to judge against since there is no award like it.

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