Monday, January 2, 2012
2012 Gator Bowl Final
Florida 24, Ohio State 17
Florida scored on a blocked punt and a kickoff return to give the Gators a 24-17 win over the Buckeyes. The Gators survived a terrible offensive performance to hold off Ohio State, recovering a late onside kick to kill the clock and hold on for the win.
John Brantley completed 12 of 16 passes for just 129 yards an had Florida's other TD on the day, a 16 yard toss to Deonte Thompson in the 1st quarter.
Ohio State turned the football over 3 times, with Dan Herron and DeVier Posey both losing fumbles. The Buckeyes lost their 7th game, the first time that this has happened since 1897. Florida finishes the season at 7-6.