Streaks and records following Florida vs. FSU

By Adam Silverstein
November 29, 2009

– Defeating the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, the No. 1 Florida Gators posted a 12-0 regular-season record for the first time in school history. The Gators also extended their nation-leading, school-record win streak to 22 games, 21 of which have been by a double digit margin.

– Florida won their sixth straight game against Florida State, outscoring them 182-58 since 2006 under head coach Urban Meyer. The Gators are now 33-19-2 all-time against the Seminoles, holding a 20-8-1 record at home in The Swamp.

– 90,907 fans attended the Florida-Florida State game on Saturday, a new Ben Hill Griffin Stadium record.

– The Gators 2009 senior class, the winningest senior class in Southeastern Conference history, improved to 47-6 in their careers, two games better than the previous record.

– Florida’s defense held their opponent to under 100 rushing yards for the fourth straight game and ninth in 2009.

– The Gators were 10-for-13 on third-down conversions, while the defense held the Seminoles to only 2-of-11 in the same scenario.

– Struggling in the red zone early in the season, Florida is now 11-of-14 in the red zone over the past three games. Two of the three empty possessions were the Gators running out the clock. On Saturday, Florida was 4-for-4 in red zone opportunities.

– The Gators have only yielded 11 touchdowns in 2009, with two coming on pick-sixes. This is four fewer than the next lowest total in the nation. Florida has allowed a mere 118 points in 12 games (9.8 average), also good for lowest in the nation.

– A 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was the Gators’ longest of the season. It resulted in an 18-yard rushing TD by senior quarterback Tim Tebow.

– Tebow broke QB Chris Leak‘s SEC and Florida total offensive yards records, bringing his career total to 11,389 yards after a 311 combined yardage performance.

– Senior kick returner Brandon James broke the SEC career kickoff return record with the 108th of his career on Saturday.

– Sophomore running back Jeff Demps tied his career long with a 62-yard run on Saturday. He topped 100 yards for the third time in his career (106).

– Redshirt freshman cornerback Adrian Bushell made his first career interception on Florida State’s last play of the game.

– 25 seniors were honored before the game on Senior Day. The class’ numerous accomplishments can be found here.

– The Gators wore special Nike Pro Combat uniforms for the game.

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