TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Urban Meyer closed out a highly successful
run at Florida that included a pair of national championships by
leading the Gators back from a second-half deficit to beat Joe
Paterno and Penn State 37-24 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Omarius Hines and Mike Gillislee ran for touchdowns, Chas Henry
kicked three second-half field goals, and Ahmad Black scored on an
80-yard interception return to help Florida (8-5) send Meyer out on
a winning note.
The 46-year-old coach resigned last month because of health
concerns and to spend more time with his family.
In the week leading up to the game, the legendary Paterno
repeatedly shrugged off rumors that the Outback Bowl could be the
84-year-old's last for Penn State (7-6).