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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Cooper to the rescue for Gators

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


It was a rainy mess in the first quarter in the Swamp, and I mean a mess.

Emmanuel Moody and Tim Tebow both lost fumbles, but Tebow has thrown two touchdown passes to lead the Gators to a 14-3 second-quarter lead. He just threw one to his roommate, Riley Cooper, a 36-yard strike in the back of the end zone.

The Gators have to be loving the fact that Cooper put off pro baseball for another year. He's easily their best receiver right now. Tebow's first touchdown pass was to Deonte Thompson. That's after Thompson dropped a wide-open pass early in the game. Thompson also dropped a touchdown pass in the opener.