Streaks and records following Florida vs. FIU

By Adam Silverstein
November 22, 2009

– The No. 1 Florida Gators extended their nation’s-best and school-record win streak by recording their 21th consecutive victory on Saturday. The Gators’ winning streak is now fifth in Southeastern Conference.

– Defeating the Florida International Golden Panthers by 59 points, Florida’s has now won 20 of their 21 straight games by double digits.

– Senior quarterback Tim Tebow broke Kevin Faulk’s (1995-98) SEC record of 53 touchdowns with his 55-yard scoring run in the first quarter. Tebow has now set three all-time SEC records this year (rushing touchdowns, rushing yards by a QB). Tebow also tied Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2000-03) for fourth in SEC history with 81 career touchdown passes after his two scores through the air on Saturday.

– The Gators recorded 11 interceptions over the past five weeks, best in the nation.

– For the eighth time in 2009, Florida’s defense held an opponent under 100 rushing yards. They also held their sixth opponent to an under-50 percent completions.

– The Gators offense recorded 30 first downs on Saturday, the second-highest total under head coach Urban Meyer (32 vs. Troy Trojans, 2009).

– Florida has not surrendered a turnover in the last four games.

– For the 10th time in 11 games, special teams did not allow a single punt return yard.

– Senior middle linebacker Brandon Spikes‘ 41-yard interception return for a touchdown was his fourth in the last two seasons. He is the only player in the country with as many in the same time span.

– Tebow recorded over 100 rushing yards for the fifth time in his career. He also moved into third on the SEC’s all-time total offensive yards gained list with 11,078.

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