Byrum's Kick Lifts Auburn Over No. 4 Florida, 20-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Auburn turned in one of the biggest upsets and it was a day filled with upsets.

Freshman Wes Byrum kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tigers to a 20-17 victory over fourth-ranked Florida.

The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak for the defending national champions and gave the Gators their first home loss under coach Urban Meyer. The Gators had won 18 in a row at home.

Auburn (3-2, 1-1) played sound defense, prevented Tim Tebow & Co. from making many big plays and took advantage of several mistakes to build a 14-0 lead at halftime. The Tigers held on from there.

Byrum attempted the winning kick, just as Meyer called timeout. The kick was true, but Byrum had to do it again.

He did, and it was right down the middle.

The Gators (4-1, 2-1) were stunned. The upset came after Number 3 Oklahoma, Number 7 Texas, Number 10 Rutgers and Number 13 Clemson handed their first losses earlier today.

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