Sun Sports is replaying the 1991 Florida/Florida State game tonight.
It was Steve Spurrier's second year in Gainesville, and the Gators were coming off four consecutive losses to FSU. The Gators would go on to win this game 14-9 to snap the losing streak.
Notable Gators in this game:
Shane Matthews, Brad Culpepper, Errict Rhett, Darrin Mickell, Willie Jackson, Aubrey Hill, Ellis Johnson, Kevin Carter
Notable Seminoles in this game:
Casey Weldon, Amp Lee, Edgar Bennett, Carl Simpson, Kez McCorvey, Terrell Buckley, Marvin Jones, Matt Frier, Scott Player, Brad Johnson, Corey Fuller
What's interesting is the backbone of Florida State's superb 1993 team were freshmen and sophomores in this game (Derrick Alexander, Clifton Abraham, McCorvey, William "Bar None" Floyd, Charlie Ward, Kevin Knox).
That Florida State team was loaded, yet managed to lose, building the legend of The Swamp. The Gators could credit a superb effort from their defensive line and secondary, muzzling the Seminoles' attack.
And no sooner do I finish typing this that the radio announcer says "coach Spurrier is about to kill his visor". Please excuse me while I knock back a drink.
More: Old games are entertaining in the way they date themselves. One of the home-made signs on the side of the field was "Party on, Steve [Spurrier]". Party on, Wayne. Yeah.
Also, many a Gator fan in the stands was rocking tie dyed t-shirts. It was a 60's/70's fad, but also had a little peak in the early 90's if I remember correctly. Ahhhh, Americana.
The immortal Kez McCorvey