Final: Florida 13, LSU 3

October, 10, 2009
10/10/09
11:14
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


BATON ROUGE, La. -- Two weeks after his concussion, Tim Tebow played the whole way at quarterback for Florida, and the No. 1-ranked Gators defeated No. 4-ranked LSU 13-3 on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.

Here’s a quick analysis of the game:

How the game was won: Florida’s defense was dominant, pressuring LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson all night long and sacking him five times. LSU managed just 162 yards of total offense and was 1-of-9 on third down. The Gators have only given up two touchdowns all season.

Stat of the game: LSU had its 32-game winning streak on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium snapped.

Player of the game: His stats weren’t Tebow-esque, but the mere fact that Tebow was back and playing was a huge lift for the Gators. He wasn’t great, but he was good enough and made every play he had to.

Unsung hero of the game: We’ll go with heroes here. Both of Florida’s cornerbacks, Joe Haden and Janoris Jenkins, were outstanding. They kept the LSU receivers from hurting them down the field and had terrific coverage all game. Several of the Gators’ sacks were coverage sacks.

What it means: Florida, winning for the 15th straight time, will almost certainly remain No. 1 in the polls and now has its toughest road game of the season out of the way. The Gators’ path to the SEC Championship Game and ultimately the BCS National Championship Game looks a lot less treacherous after winning in Baton Rouge for the first time under Urban Meyer.

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