COL FB: Florida 24, Ohio State 17

Jan. 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Andre Debose scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return Monday and Florida beat Ohio State 24-17 in the Gator Bowl.

Debose's second-quarter return set a Gator Bowl record and Florida (7-6) used another special teams touchdown on a blocked punt by Chris Rainey to secure the victory.

Rainey rushed 16 times for 71 yards.

John Brantley went 12-of-16 through the air for 129 yards and a touchdown for the Gators.

Ohio State (6-7) was led by Braxton Miller, who tossed for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-23 efficiency.

Dan Herron added 77 rushing yards on 12 carries for the Buckeyes.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI horse racing roundup
NFL upholds Tom Brady's 'deflategate' suspension
Troy Tulowitzki trade blindsides Colorado Rockies players
New York Mets' Meija receives 162-game suspension
NFL offered Tom Brady two games for a guilty admission