Florida came into this game ranked #1 in some polls, and a consensus top 5 in the country. The Gators and their fans had high hopes of a national title game.
In a game with many quality plays to its credit, there was one truly bizarre play called by the "Old Ball Coach" Steve Spurrier. On a 3rd down, with 25 yards to go, Florida runs in their punt team. Nobody in the stadium believed the Gators would punt the ball. When the ball was snapped, the punter fumbled the ball, picked it up, then fumbled again, and the melee was quickly turning into a fiasco for the visitors from Gainesville, FL.