SEC stars Tebow, Moreno keys to Florida, Georgia game
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There's a rumor going around that Florida defenders had to do 188 push-ups a day during offseason conditioning workouts, one for every yard Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno gained against the Gators last season.
"No comment," linebacker Brandon Spikes said when asked about the routine.
If it's true, imagine the punishment Florida's offensive line suffered after allowing Tim Tebow to get sacked six times in the 42-30 loss.
Although the game will be remembered for the Bulldogs' brash end-zone celebration, the outcome was more directly related to how the longtime Southeastern Conference rivals handled each other's star. It could be key again Saturday in Jacksonville, when the No. 8 Bulldogs and No. 5 Gators meet in another high-stakes showdown.
Trying to protect a bruised, non-throwing shoulder, Tebow was sacked a careerhigh six times, never got the offense going and finished with 221 yards of total offense. It was one of the worst games of his career.
"I think we rattled Tim Tebow and the offense," Georgia defensive lineman Geno Atkins said. "We wanted to pressure him. No one really works that well under pressure, not even the great-