For a matchup between two teams with 6-6 records, the 2012 Gator Bowl had plenty of story lines.
Florida was trying to avoid their first losing season since 1979, while Ohio State hadn’t seen a losing season since 1988. The matchup was also the first time the two teams have met since they played for a national championship in 2007.
Not to mention Urban Meyer coming out of retirement, a mere 10 months after leaving Florida, to take the head coaching job at Ohio State.
The Gators were able to come away with a victory and will be able to take that momentum into recruiting and next season.
Let’s take a look at how the Gators were able to beat the Buckeyes and grade how each unit performed.