Las Vegas made them big favorites. The press made them big favorites. And in the end, Florida deserved to be favorites over Alabama. After an impressive 31-20 victory over the Crimson Tide keyed by two fourth quarter drives, the Gators are almost certainly headed to their second national championship game in three years. Go ahead. Start bracing for all the “look back” video cut-aways and “is two-in-three years a dynasty?” story lines.
(Sigh. Everything’s coming up Tim Tebow again.)
Tim Tebow may not have put up the prettiest game, and coach Urban Meyer may have cost his team a gimmee touchdown within the final four minutes with an atrociously stupid penalty, but Tebow responded with a pinpoint pass for a game-clinching touchdown anyway. Sorry Nick Saban, guess it wasn’t your year (again) after all. Now Saban’s left to tell John-Parker Wilson to go watch some Two-A-Days. Maybe he’ll pull something from it.