Florida didn't win this game because of speed...
2007/01/09 at 2:26 am
Florida didn't win this game because of speed... they won because they controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Well, controlled is an understatement. They dominated the line of scrimmage. They didn't win because of speed, they won with strength.
And in defense of Troy Smith, he had no help at all. With Ginn out of the game, there was no one open all night, the O-Line could not block the Gator D-Line, and with the Gators scoring at will they couldn't establish a running game. Smith sucked, but he was basically a sitting duck back there.
I think OSU was hurt by all the time off... I mean, it's been almost 2 months, and at least 2 weeks more than Florida. That's the Big 10s fault and the NCAAs fault, but it still showed.
And just to play devil's advocate, the Big 10 was 2-1 against the SEC this bowl season. ;)