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UF sideliners

Compiled by Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 15, 2000

What season is it?

Returning members of Florida's national runner-up basketball team were introduced during pregame festivities, drawing a huge roar.

Foolish fake

On its first possession, Auburn tried a fake punt on fourth-and-3 at its 21. Deandre Green was wide open, but the pass from punter Damon Duval was short. UF scored four plays later.

On third thought

A pass interference penalty against UF receiver Brian Haugabrook for blocking downfield appeared to negate an 18-yard touchdown from Rex Grossman to Jabar Gaffney. After conferring, officials waved off the penalty because Gaffney caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage.

Holding a grudge

Since Auburn beat Florida 36-33 at the Swamp in 1994, the Gators have outscored the Tigers 113-20 in three victories at home: 51-10 in 1996, 24-3 in 1998 and 38-7 Saturday.

Et cetera

Flags at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium were lowered to half-staff to honor the 17 American sailors killed aboard the USS Cole. ... Florida has outscored opponents 161-52 in the first half this season. ... The announced crowd of 85,710 was the fifth-largest at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.


"We're still upset about 1993 and '94. Tell those Auburn people that." -- Florida coach Steve Spurrier, whose team has won six straight since back-to-back losses to the Tigers.

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