Florida 51, Cincinnati 24
Aside from the Urban Meyer resignation/leave of absence fiasco and the Tim Tebow's last game lovefest, there was little reason to pay attention to this game.
Cincinnati wasn't even playing for the coach who will lead them next season and they looked as outmatched as many thought they would be against what was once considered one of the most dominant teams in the country. It's not that Florida blew them out that earns the "Ugly" sticker, it's how they did it. Meyer, a guy focused on faith and family now, kept his starters in high-gear until late into the game. Don't give me that line about needing to showcase the future alleged NFL talent; there's plenty of game film for that. This was about doing the only thing Meyer and Florida know how to do when they have an advantage - just like the karate instructor and his drones, the Gators strike fast, strike hard, and show no mercy.
So, now Meyer takes a break to contemplate life, health, and savor the memories of blowing away yet another lesser opponent proving only more that the bully never gives it up even when the rest of the world knows his time is done.
Connecticut 20, South Carolina 7
I realize playing in the rundown stadium that is Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama in January is no picnic, but at least act like you want to be there, Gamecocks. UConn, playing in weather and conditions not far from the norm, played with fire, determination, and vigor as they ran all over South Carolina. The Gamecocks mailed that in before Christmas and got it canceled with a brick to the forehead.
Losing to UConn is nothing to sneeze at; that's a good program. However, Steve
Spurrier's inability to get his team "up" for games each year is becoming more they rule than the exception and that may signal the beginning of the end for the ol' ball coach's career.