No. 4 Florida 38, No. 8 Arkansas 28
Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 8:51 pm
News On 6
ATLANTA (AP) Halfway through the Southeastern Conference title game, Florida knew it had a shot at playing for an even bigger championship.
The Gators may just get it, thanks to freshman Percy Harvin and an opportunistic special teams.
Harvin scored 2 touchdowns and #4 Florida put up 2 more scores off a blocked punt and a botched return, leading the Gators to a wild 38-28 victory over 8th-ranked Arkansas for their first SEC crown since 2000 on Saturday night.
Now, Florida has its eye on another prize. #2 Southern California, which had the inside track to face top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS championship game, blew its chance with a 13-9 loss to UCLA.
The Gators (12-1) are hoping their win over Arkansas was impressive enough to vault them past third-ranked Michigan in the BCS standings. The media, coaches and computers will answer that question Sunday.
When everything is settled, and no matter what happens, there will be plenty of griping, Florida either heads to the desert to face Ohio State in the January 8th BCS championship game or settles for a spot in the Sugar Bowl as the SEC champion.