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Friday, January 1, 2010
Gators plow through Cincinnati 'D'

By Brian Bennett

NEW ORLEANS -- Cincinnati's defense, which was so leaky in the last month of the regular season, apparently hasn't gotten any better.

Florida marched down the field on a 13-play, 84-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead (Walter Stewart blocked the extra point). The Gators are more physical than the Bearcats and any question of whether they'd come ready to play has been answered.

Tim Tebow got it done with his arms and legs that drive. The Bearcats had Florida in a couple of third-and-longs, but Tebow found receivers for the first down. He was 7-for-7 on the drive. If Tebow can stand in the pocket and deliver completions like that, Cincinnati is going to have a long, long night defensively.

One of Florida's best offensive players, though, is probably done for the game. Running back Jeff Demps injured his left forearm near the goal line and was taken to the locker room.