Florida's Road to the Title Game
The Gators kick off the season with an easy win as Chris Leak throws three touchdown passes.
Chris Leak connects on 19 of 29 pass attempts for a career-high 352 yards and four touchdowns. Freshman sensation Percy Harvin (pictured) scores his first touchdown, taking a crossing route 58 yards to the house.
On the road, the Gators overcome a 17-7 second-half deficit. Star safety Reggie Nelson picks off his second pass of the day to end Tennessee's final drive.
The Gators pound Kentucky with the ground game, rushing for 235 yards. DeShawn Wynn leads Florida with 104 yards and a touchdown. Freshman QB Tim Tebow adds six rushes for 73 yards.
Corner Ryan Smith has two interceptions, and Nelson seals the deal by returning a pick 70 yards for a touchdown.
Florida improves to 6-0 for the first time since 1996, and Tebow throws the first two touchdown passes of his career and rushes for 40 yards and an additional score.
In the Gators lone setback of the year, Florida does not score in the second half. Tre Smith returns a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown, giving Auburn a 18-17 lead it does not relinquish.
The Gators offense struggles, but the defense comes to the rescue, forcing five turnovers. Ray McDonald puts Florida up 21-0 by scoring on an eight-yard fumble return.
Leak runs for two touchdowns and throws for another as the Gators hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Commodores. Although the win is far from impressive, Florida clinches the SEC East for the first time since 2000.
Jarvis Moss (94) blocks a 48-yard field goal as time expires (his second blocked kick of the game) and Florida escapes a huge scare from former Gator coach Steve Spurrier's team.
After a series of close games, the Gators absolutely demolish the Catamounts. Tim Tebow throws for 200 yards and two touchdowns and runs for 47 yards and two more scores.
Florida misses two short field goals in the first half to keep the rival Seminoles in the game. Early in the fourth quarter, Leak guides the Gators on a 10-play, 74-yard drive that proves to be the difference.
The Gators take the SEC title and eventually jump Michigan in the BCS standings. Harvin catches six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 67 yards and a score.