Offense sputters, but No. 1 Florida tops Vandy

BY foxsports • November 8, 2009

Everything top-ranked Florida seemingly fixed on offense last week looked out of whack again against Vanderbilt.

Tim Tebow accounted for two touchdowns - one of them on a tipped pass - Caleb Sturgis kicked two field goals and the Gators beat the Commodores 27-3 in a lackluster effort Saturday night at The Swamp.

It probably left Florida fans, many of them looking for something positive following linebacker Brandon Spikes' one-game suspension for dirty play and coach Urban Meyer's hefty fine for criticizing officials, disappointed. But the result was a 19th consecutive victory for the defending national champions.

"Have you ever gone 19-0?" Meyer said. "It's not ho-hum, I can assure you that. If it's ho-hum for someone, you've got to really reflect to say, 'Where am I headed in this life right now?' If 19-0 in the Southeastern Conference at the University of Florida is ho-hum, then you've got one exciting life, man, you've got a lot of good stuff going for you.