Costly interception ends Tebow's comeback bid

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ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Tebow's hopes for a third national
championship ended with a fourth-quarter interception in the end
zone, a throw that probably dashed any hopes for a second Heisman

Tebow's top-ranked Florida Gators had the ball at Alabama's 6
early in the fourth quarter when his pass for tight end Aaron
Hernandez was picked off by Alabama's Javier Arenas in the end

If Tebow had floated a soft pass over Arenas to an open
Hernandez, Florida could have gained momentum for a comeback bid in
Saturday's 32-13 loss in Saturday's Southeastern Conference
championship game.

A dejected Tebow appeared to realize the mistake was the end of
Florida's undefeated run. He jerked his chin straps off his helmet,
lingering on the field as he watched the replay. He then slowly
walked back to the Florida sideline.

After the game, Tebow said, "it's's not how you want
to go out."