STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Florida's offense got just what it
needed: Help from Mississippi State.
Chris Rainey scored from 8 yards out after the Bulldogs stumbled
on a fake punt and Dustin Doe may have slipped a fumble on an
interception return for a touchdown past the referees as the
second-ranked Gators came away with a tough win, 29-19 over old
friend Dan Mullen Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (3-5, 1-3 SEC) stymied the Gators (7-0, 5-0) near
the goal line all night, but Rainey's run and Doe's 23-yard return
helped Florida extend the nation's longest winning streak to 17
Tim Tebow scored on a 26-yard run and picked up big chunks of yardage outside the Bulldogs 20. But the Gators offense is still
struggling and doesn't resemble the juggernaut that won last season's national title.