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Oklahoma OG Duke Robinson
Oklahoma OG Duke Robinson
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Posted Dec 30, 2008


Player profiles, team history, the breakout players, the best bowl moments and more for the 2009 BCS Championship.



2009 FexEx BCS National Championship Profiles

Florida (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1)

January 8th, 8:00 p.m. ET, Fox

 

BCS Championship History
2008 LSU 38, Ohio State 24
2007 Florida 41, Ohio State 14

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Gator Bowl Moment: How good was the 41-14 thumping of Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game two years ago? Good enough to trump the 52-20 annihilation of No. 1 and unbeaten Florida State in the 1997 Sugar Bowl as the best moment in Florida bowl history. Considered by many to be out of the top-ranked Buckeyes’ league, the Gators feasted on their slower opponent, holding Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and Ohio State to just 82 yards of total offense.       
 
Best Sooner Bowl Moment: Although the last four BCS bowl appearances have been eminently forgettable, OU’s 24-16-1 bowl record ranks among the best of any program with at least 15 appearances.  The Sooners, regulars in Miami throughout the years, used the 2001 Orange Bowl as a vehicle to regaining their status as a perennial national title contender. The Oklahoma defense suffocated high-powered Florida State in a shocking 13-2 win that captured the school’s seventh national championship.

The Last Time You'll See ...

Oklahoma: LG Duke Robinson. While the skill position Sooners make all of the headlines, Robinson and the rest of his linemates have done their part to make the offense percolate in 2008. A 6-5, 335-pound mauler, he’s been a starter for three seasons, earning All-America honors at the end of the last two. Next spring will be about revamping an offensive line that’ll go down as one of the best in school history.

Florida: WR Percy Harvin. As injury-prone as Harvin has been throughout his college career, why risk playing another season in Gainesville without getting paid? If he decides to leave that final year of eligibility on the table and tests well at the Combine, he has the electrifying speed and off-the-charts ability as a playmaker to be scooped up in the first round.

 
Breakout Player ...

Florida
: CB Janoris Jenkins. You know you’re special when you start at Florida as a true freshman. Jenkins is one of those rare gems on the Gator defense. He has already exceeded expectations in his first year, blanketing opposing receivers and continuously improving as the season has progressed. He’s got the hips, speed, and confidence to be one of the best corners in the SEC as early as next year.
 
Oklahoma
: WR Ryan Broyles. While he sort of got lost in a receiving corps that included Juaquin Iglesias, Manny Johnson, and Jermaine Gresham, Broyles was still able to make the first 42 grabs of his career for 661 yards and six touchdowns. He’s loaded with speed, explosiveness, and upside potential, all of which will become more obvious once this year’s starters graduate.


Florida Bowl History (16-18)
2008 Capital One Michigan 41, Florida 35
2007 BCS Champ Florida 41, Ohio State 14
2005 Outback Florida 31, Iowa 24
2004 Peach Miami 27, Florida 10
2003 Outback Iowa 37, Florida 17
2002 Outback Michigan 38, Florida 30
2001 Orange Florida 56, Maryland 23
2000 Sugar Miami 37, Florida 20
1999 Citrus Michigan St 37, Florida 34
1998 Orange Florida 31, Syracuse 10
1997 Citrus Florida 21, Penn State 6
1996 Sugar Florida 52, Florida State 20
1995 Fiesta Nebraska 62, Florida 24
1994 Sugar Florida State 23, Florida 17
1993 Sugar Florida 41, West Virginia 7
1992 Gator Florida 27, NC State 10
1991 Sugar Notre Dame 39, Florida 28
1989 Freedom Washington 34, Florida 7
1988 All-American Florida 14, Illinois 10
1987 Aloha UCLA 20, Florida 16
1983 Gator Florida 14, Iowa 6
1982 Bluebonnet Arkansas 28, Florida 24
1981 Peach West Virginia 26, Florida 6
1980 Tangerine Florida 35, Maryland 20
1976 Sun Texas A&M 37, Florida 14
1975 Gator Maryland 13, Florida 0
1974 Sugar Nebraska 13, Florida 10
1973 Tangerine Miami, Ohio 16, Florida 7
1969 Gator Florida 14, Tennessee 13
1966 Orange Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12
1965 Sugar Missouri 20, Florida 18
1962 Gator Florida 17, Penn State 7
1960 Gator Florida 13, Baylor 12
1958 Gator Mississippi 7, Florida 3
1953 Gator Florida 14, Tulsa 13

 

Oklahoma Bowl History (23-15-1)
2008 Fiesta West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28
2007 Fiesta Boise St 43, Oklahoma 42 OT
2005 Holiday Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14
2004 Orange USC 55, Oklahoma 19
2003 Sugar LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
2002 Rose Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14
2001 Cotton Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
2000 Orange Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2
1999 Independence Mississippi 27, Oklahoma 25
1994 Copper Brigham Young 31, Oklahoma 6
1993 Hancock Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 10
1991 Gator Oklahoma 48, Virginia 14
1988 Citrus Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6
1987 Orange Miami 20, Oklahoma 14
1986 Orange Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
1985 Orange Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10
1984 Orange Washington 28, Oklahoma 17
1982 Fiesta Arizona State 32, Oklahoma 21
1981 Sun Oklahoma 40, Houston 14
1980 Orange Oklahoma 18, Florida State 17
1979 Orange Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7
1978 Orange Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24
1977 Orange Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6
1976 Fiesta Oklahoma 41, Wyoming 7
1975 Orange Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6
1972 Sugar Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0
1971 Sugar Oklahoma 42, Auburn 22
1970 Astro-Bluebonnet Oklahoma 24, Alabama 24
1968 Astro-Bluebonnet SMU 28, Oklahoma 27
1967 Orange Oklahoma 26, Tennessee 24
1964 Gator Florida State 36, Oklahoma 19
1962 Orange Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0
1958 Orange Oklahoma 21, Syracuse 6
1957 Orange Oklahoma 48, Duke 21
1955 Orange Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6
1953 Orange Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0
1950 Sugar Kentucky 13, Oklahoma 7
1949 Sugar Oklahoma 35, LSU 0
1948 Sugar Oklahoma 14, North Carolina 6
1946 Gator Oklahoma 34, NC State 13
1938 Orange Tennessee 17, Oklahoma 0