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Gator Bowl 2012: Florida Vs. Ohio State: Gators defeat Buckeyes 24-17

The Gators send Urban Meyer's new school to their first losing season since 1988.

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2012 Gator Bowl, Ohio State vs. Florida: Gators Defeat Buckeyes, 24-17

The Florida Gators special teams and defense put together a spectacular performance and the Gators held on for a 24-17 victory in the 2012 Gator Bowl.

The victory helped the Gators avoid their first losing season since 1979.

Florida scored 14 points on special teams, blocking a punt and getting a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

The Gators defense came to play as well, holding the Buckeyes to under 300 yards of total offense while forcing 2 turnovers and sacking Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller six times.

Florida was outgained by Ohio State 293-261.

Florida Gator QB John Brantley had a decent ballgame, completing 12 of 16 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. He also accounted for three turnovers, fumbling once, botching a snap and throwing a pick.

Miller finished 18 of 23 for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns.

OSU running back Dan Herron was held to 82 yards on 12 carries.

Ohio State finished the season 6-7, their first losing season since 1988.

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2012 Gator Bowl, Ohio State vs. Florida: Gators Take a Commanding Lead, 24-10 early in 4th Quarter

The Florida Gators’ special teams and defense has ruled the day. A blocked punt staked Florida to a 21-10 lead. Then, a turnover has Florida in point blank range to add to their lead as time expired in the third quarter. Florida would settle for a field goal, extending their lead to 24-10

The two teams have combined for five turnovers. Florida has outgained Ohio State 218-201 through three quarters of play.

Gator QB John Brantley is 11 of 15 for 124 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He’s also fumbled twice.

Chris Rainey leads the Gators rushing attack with 50 yards on 10 carries.

Florida has also sacked Ohio State QB Braxton Miller six times.

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Ohio State vs. Florida, 2012 Gator Bowl: Gators Lead Buckeyes 14-10 at Halftime

The Florida Gators used a controversial touchdown pass and a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to build a 14-10 halftime lead.

The Gators defense has been dominant, sacking Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller 4 times.

Ohio State has outgained Florida 139 to 131. The Gators offense ran just five plays in the second quarter.

Miller has completed 4 of 6 for 53 yards and 1 touchdown. Dan Herron leads the Buckeyes with 54 yards on 8 carries.

John Brantley has fumbled twice, but connected with Deonte Thompson on a 17 yard score to cap a 14 play, 80 yard drive. The play was controversial as it appeared Thompson may have lost a handle on the ball as he fell to the ground in the endzone. The Gators scrambled on their special teams and got the extra point on the board before the play could be reviewed.

Ohio State answered, turning a Florida fumble into 7 points when they marched 72 yards in 8 plays, finishing the drive with a 5 yard touchdown pass from Miller to Devier Posey.

The tie would be broken within seconds as dynamic Florida kick returner Andre DuBose took the ensuing kickoff 99 yards untouched for a score.

Ohio State would add a field goal late to cut the margin to 14-10 before half time.

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Ohio Stave vs. Florida, 2012 Gator Bowl: Buckeyes and Gators Exchange Touchdowns, Florida leads 14-7

The Gator offense had the ball in point blank range following a fumble by OSU running back Dan Herron – but Florida gave it right back on a botched snap.

Ohio State responded with an 8 play 72 yard drive that culminated Braxton Miller’s 5 yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey.

The Buckeyes didn’t get long to celebrate as Andre Dubose returned the ensuing kickoff untouched 99 yards for a touchdown.

Florida leads 14-7 with 11:03 left in the first half.

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Gator Bowl - Ohio State vs. Florida: Gators Strike First, lead 7-0 after One Quarter

John Brantley connected with Deonte Thompson on a controversial 17 yard touchdown pass. Thompson appeared to lose control of the football as he fell to the ground in the endzone. Florida raced to special teams unit on to the field and kicked the extra point before it could be reviewed.

Florida has turned the ball over twice while Ohio State has coughed it up once.

The Gators outgained OSU 122 to 40 in the first quarter. QB John Brantley is 8 for 10 for 82 yds and a touchdown pass. He has fumbled twice. Chris Rainey leads the Gators with 33 yards on five carries.

Ohio State has not attempted a pass and is led by Herron’s 38 yards on the ground.

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