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Gator Bowl Score Update: Florida Leads Ohio State, 7-0, After First Quarter

The Florida Gators hold an early 7-0 lead over the Ohio St. Buckeyes after one period in the 2012 Gator Bowl. Facing a third-and-five from the Buckeyes 17, John Brantley hooked up with Deonte Thompson for a touchdown on the Gators' second drive of the game.

Brantley completed 6-of-8 passes for 65 yards on the drive, but he wasn't nearly as successful on Florida's next possession, fumbling the center exchange which Ohio State recovered. The Buckeyes took over and that possession led into the second quarter.

Florida is seeking to knock off an Ohio State team which Urban Meyer will coach in 2012. Meyer coached the Gators to two BCS Championships (2006, 2008) before retiring in 2011. He made the surprising choice to return to coaching later that year, accepting the Buckeyes' vacancy.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the Bowl season, so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on this and every Bowl game, you can head over to the SB Nation College Football hub. For more on the Florida Gators, visit Alligator Army. For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, visit Along The Olentangy.

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