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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.