NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tim Tebow will play his final game for
Florida against Big East champion Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl on
The fifth-ranked Gators lost the Southeastern Conference
championship game to Alabama on Saturday night to end their 22-game
winning streak and hope of winning a third national title in four
But with a 12-1 record - and the most popular player in the
sport in Tebow - Florida was an obvious fit in the Sugar Bowl,
which has a long relationship with the SEC.
The Gators last played in the Sugar Bowl in 2001, when they lost
The unbeaten and fourth-ranked Bearcats (12-0) are making their
second straight BCS appearance and will be playing in the Sugar
Bowl for the first time.