This is why we play the game...
No one I talked to or listened before last night's Sugar Bowl was talking about a Louisville victory. Heck, most people didn't think they could cover the 14 point spread Vegas put on 'em. But, that's why we play the game. The Gators, a team with the toughest schedule in college football, a team with only one loss at the end of a miraculous season should've gone in to the Allstate Sugar Bowl and routed a Louisville team that was champion (really tied for champion) of the worst BCS conference in all of college football.
In fact, they were embarrassed.
Louisville grabbed momentum early with a pick 6 and never looked back. Will Muschamp tried to gain some of that back to open the second half with an onside kick, but that effort was for not. Not only did the Gators not recover, one of their players punched a Cardinal, a second flag was thrown, and the Cardinals started the 2nd half on the Gator 19 yard line. One play, touchdown. Game was over right there.
The Gators were out-classed by their former defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who clearly did not forget how to stop the Gator offense. Louisville is a current member of the Big East, but is heading to the ACC next season...so take your pick, ACC or Big East. Either way you go, the Gators were humiliated by a team from an overwhelmingly inferior conference.
Crazy to think that one game could ruin a truly Magical year for our neighbors to the north, but did it?
How much of a damper does that embarrassing loss last night put on the Gators otherwise fantastic season?
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