Florida 51, LSU 21

<b>WHERE: </b> Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
<b>THE BUZZ: </b>This win marked the beginning of a national championship run as the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000172" title="Florida Gators" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/florida-gators-ORSPT000172.topic">Gators</a> dominated the defending national champion LSU Tigers. Florida jumped to a 17-0 lead with two touchdowns from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008507" title="Percy Harvin" href="/topic/sports/football/percy-harvin-PESPT008507.topic">Percy Harvin</a>, who scored on a 70-yard reception on the second play from scrimmage. 
<b>KEY PLAY: </b>With LSU down 34-14 and trying to make something happen, linebacker Brandon Spikes intercepted a pass from Jarrett Lee and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown. Spikes was so pumped that he kicked the ball in the stands from the end zone. 
<b>STARS: </b>Running back Jeff Demps registered 129 yards and a 42-yard touchdown to make it 34-14.
<b>STATS: </b>The Gators outdistanced LSU 475-321 in offensive yards, finally showcasing the explosive Florida offense that many fans expected at the beginning of the year. 
<b>QUOTE: </b>"That might be one of our best defenses performances in recent history. Our defense really answered the bell against the run."  -- Florida Coach <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008535" title="Urban Meyer" href="/topic/sports/football/urban-meyer-PESPT008535.topic">Urban Meyer</a>
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( Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / October 11, 2008 )

WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium THE BUZZ: This win marked the beginning of a national championship run as the Gators dominated the defending national champion LSU Tigers. Florida jumped to a 17-0 lead with two touchdowns from Percy Harvin, who scored on a 70-yard reception on the second play from scrimmage. KEY PLAY: With LSU down 34-14 and trying to make something happen, linebacker Brandon Spikes intercepted a pass from Jarrett Lee and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown. Spikes was so pumped that he kicked the ball in the stands from the end zone. STARS: Running back Jeff Demps registered 129 yards and a 42-yard touchdown to make it 34-14. STATS: The Gators outdistanced LSU 475-321 in offensive yards, finally showcasing the explosive Florida offense that many fans expected at the beginning of the year. QUOTE: "That might be one of our best defenses performances in recent history. Our defense really answered the bell against the run." -- Florida Coach Urban Meyer

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