The Florida Gators used a complete performance by their defense in a 38-10 victory over the #3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night before a packed house at The Swamp located in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. Florida’s offense racked up 355 yards in total offense and scored twenty-five unanswered points in the first half.
Florida’s defense really was the difference in the game. They shutout the potent Ole Miss offense in the first half and only gave up a field goal on a ten play drive to start the third quarter. That field goal was all that Ole Miss could score in the third quarter and Florida was able to tack on another 13 points in the fourth quarter for their convincing win against the #3 team in the nation.
For their impressive performance against Ole Miss, the University of Florida has been honored with the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week honors.
Arizona State’s 38 – 23 win over #7 UCLA was selected as the second best game of the week, while #12 Clemson’s 24 – 22 victory over #6 Notre Dame was named third best game of the week.
An eminent national panel of former and legendary coaches and administrators, chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award.
Each weekly winner is considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. Past winners of these memorable games have included some stunning upsets, conference championship games, and BCS National Championship games.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the annual winner.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.