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Recap - Gators Defeat Ohio State 24-17

Florida earned a 24-17 victory over Ohio State on Monday in Gator Bowl action at Municipal Stadium.

The Gators were a 2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 44.5.

John Brantley completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 132 yards for the Gators in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Buckeyes defense.

Dan Herron rushed for 82 yards for Ohio State, while Jordan Hall added 24 yards. Braxton Miller threw for 162 yards for the Buckeyes, while receivers Devin Smith and DeVier Posey had 47 and 38 yards respectively.

Ohio State outgained Florida 299-263 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-14 by the Buckeyes.

Florida lost the time of possession battle 32:21/27:39, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.