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NEW ORLEANS — A crazy week, a crazy year comes to an end tonight in the Louisiana Superdome for the Florida Gators and Cincinnati Bearcats in the 76th Allstate Sugar Bowl. For the 12-1 Gators, who saw their hopes for a second straight national championship and a 22-game winning streak ended by Alabama’s 32-13 victory in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 5, it’s a chance to send the talented Class of 2006 led by Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes out as winners against the 12-0 Bearcats, who will be playing under interim coach Jeff Quinn, who replaced Brian Kelly when he left Cincinnati to take the head position at Notre Dame. The Gators, of course, have endured an emotional roller-coaster week since last Saturday when their coach, Urban Meyer, first resigned for health issues only to reconsider on Sunday to take a leave of absence following the game.

GAME 14: ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL

WHO: No. 3 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 5 Florida Gators.

WHEN: Today at 8:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE: Louisiana Superdome (72,000), New Orleans.

WEATHER FORECAST: Clear skies and cool. The high temperature will be 55 degrees and will be falling after sunset, with a low expected of 37 degrees. There’s a 10 percent chance of precipitation during the day and a 0 percent tonight. Winds will be from the North at 5-10 miles per hour.

BUT WHO CARES? We’re playing indoors at the Superdome, where the temperature will be around 70 degrees and there will be no wind.

OVER THE AIRWAVES: FOX Sports will televise the game with Thom Brennaman handling the play-by-play, Brian Billick the color analysis and Chris Myers on the sidelines; Gator Radio Network has broadcast (see below for more information and stations) with Mick Hubert on play-by-play, Lee McGriff with the color analysis and Travis McGriff on the sidelines.

RECORDS/RANKINGS: Florida is 12-1 overall. The Gators are No. 5 in the final Bowl Championship Series, Associated Press (media), USA Today/ESPN (American Football Coaches Association) and Harris Interactive (BCS) and No. 4 in the Legends Coaches (retired coaches) rankings/polls. Cincinnati is 12-0 overall. The Bearcats are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series, No. 4 in the Associated Press (media), No. 4 USA Today/ESPN (American Football Coaches Association), No. 4 in the Harris Interactive (BCS) and No. 5 in the Legends Coaches (retired coaches) rankings/polls.

COACHES: Florida head coach Urban Meyer (Cincinnati, 1986) is 56-10 (.848) in his fifth season at Florida and 95-18 (.841) in his ninth season as a head coach (with previous stops at Bowling Green and Utah). Meyer is 3-1 in bowl games. Cincinnati interim head coach Jeff Quinn (Elmhurst, 1984) is 0-0 as head coach at Cincinnati (he is replacing Brian Kelly, who went to Notre Dame; after bowl game, Quinn becomes the head coach at the University of Buffalo) and 1-0 as a head coach (he replaced Kelly, who had gone to Cincinnati, and coached Central Michigan to a 31-17 victory over Middle Tennessee State in the 2006 Motor City Bowl). Quinn is 1-0 in bowl games.

SCHEDULES: FloridaSept. 5 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (W, 62-3); Sept. 12 TROY (W, 56-6); Sept. 19 TENNESSEE (SEC) (W, 23-13); Sept. 26 at Kentucky (SEC) (W, 41-7); Oct. 3 Idle; Oct. 10 at Louisiana State (SEC) (W, 13-3); Oct. 17 ARKANSAS (SEC) (W, 23-20); Oct. 24 at Mississippi State (SEC) (W, 29-19); Oct. 31 Georgia (SEC) at Jacksonville (W, 41-17); Nov. 7 VANDERBILT (SEC) (W, 27-3); Nov. 14 at South Carolina (SEC) (W, 24-14); Nov. 21 FIU (W, 62-3); Nov. 28 FLORIDA STATE (W, 37-10); Dec. 5 Alabama (L, 13-32) in SEC Championship at Atlanta; Jan. 1, 2010 Cincinnati in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Superdome, 8:30 p.m. (FOX).

CincinnatiSept. 7 at Rutgers (Big East) (W, 47-15); Sept. 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE (W, 70-3); Sept. 19 at Oregon State (W, 28-18); 26 FRESNO STATE (W, 28-20); Oct. 3 at Miami (Ohio) (W, 37-13); 15 at South Florida (Big East) (W, 34-17); 24 LOUISVILLE (Big East) (W, 41-10); 31 at Syracuse (Big East) (W, 28-7); Nov. 7 CONNECTICUT (Big East) (W, 47-45); 13 WEST VIRGINIA (Big East) (W, 24-21); 27 ILLINOIS (W, 49-36); Dec. 5 at Pittsburgh (Big East) (W, 45-44); Jan. 1, 2010 Florida in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Superdome, 8:30 p.m. (FOX).

LAST TIME OUT: How Florida and Cincinnati fared Dec. 5:

No. 2 Alabama 32, No. 1 Florida 13: In the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, the Crimson Tie had almost a 2-to-1 edge in time of possession and never trailed in ending Florida’s 22-game winning streak. Soon-to-be Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns with 28 carries. He also rambled 69 yards with a screen pass and followed with a 3-yard touchdown run after Florida had closed the score to 12-10 with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to David Nelson. Tebow rushed for 63 of Florida’s 88 yards on 10 carries and completed 20 of 35 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown.

No. 5 Cincinnati 45, No. 15 Pittsburgh 44: The Bearcats rallied from a 31-10 deficit in the second quarter, culminating the comeback when Tony Pikes hit Armon Binns with a 29-yard touchdown pass with 33 seconds remaining in regulation and Jake Rogers kicked the PAT. The Panthers went up 31-10 on Bill Stull’s 3-yard touchdown run, but on the ensuing kickoff Mardy Gilyard ran it back 99 yards to send Cincinnati into the locker room at the half trailing 31-17. Gilyard then caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Pike in the third quarter to cut the Pittsburgh lead to 31-24 heading into the fourth quarter. The Panthers went up 38-24 on Dion Lewis’ 15-yard run early in the fourth quarter, but the Bearcats tied it at 38-38 with touchdowns by D.J. Woods (an 8-yard pass from Pike) and Isaiah Pead’s 1-yard run followed by a 2-point conversion pass from Pike to Gilyard. Lewis scored again with 1:36 left but the Panthers missed a 2-point conversion that left the score at 44-38. Pike completed 22 of 44 passes for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns with 3 interceptions.

SERIES: This will be the second meeting between the Bearcats and Gators, with Florida holding a 1-0 edge with its 48-17 victory in Gainesville on Oct. 20, 1984. One of the safeties for the Bearcats, wearing No. 49, was Urban Meyer. The game was Florida’s Homecoming Game and was the fourth straight victory under interim coach Galen Hall, who had replaced Charley Pell in the fourth game of the season after Pell was fired following a 1-1-1 start amidst looming NCAA clouds. Hall directed the Gators to a 9-1-1 finish.

STARTLING LINEUPS: This is how Cincinnati and Florida are expected to match up offense vs. defense and on special teams:

Cincinnati defense: DE 90 Ricardo Mathews; DT 95 Derek Wolfe; DE 4 Alex Daniels; OLB 98 Curtis Young; ILB 37 JK Schaffer; ILB 50 Andre Revels; OLB 54 Walter Stewart; CB 25 Brad Jones; SS 26 Drew Frey; FS 17 Aaron Webster; CB 9 Dominique Battle.

Florida offense: WR 6 Deonte Thompson; WR 11 Riley Cooper; LT 73 Xavier Nixon; LG 57 Carl Johnson; C 56 Maurkice Pouncey; RG 55 Mike Pouncey; RT 76 Marcus Gilbert; TE 81 Aaron Hernandez; QB 15 Tim Tebow; RB 2 Jeff Demps; WR 83 David Nelson.

Cincinnati offense: WR 3 DJ Woods; LT 71 Jeff Linkenbach; LG 60 Jason Kelce; C 56 Chris Jurek; RG 59 Alex Hoffman; RT 66 Samuel Griffin; TE 19 Ben Guidugli; WR 1 Mardy Gilyard; WR 80 Armon Binns; QB 15 Tony Pike; RB 23 Isaiah Pead.

Florida defense: DE 94 Justin Trattou or 8 Carlos Dunlap; DT 99 Omar Hunter or 90 Lawrence Marsh; DT 92 Terron Sanders or 6 Jaye Howard; DE 49 Jermaine Cunningham; SLB 40 Brandon Hicks; MLB 51 Brandon Spikes; WLB 41 Ryan Stamper; CB 1 Janoris Jenkins; CB 5 Joe Haden; SS 35 Ahmad Black or 10 Will Hill; FS 21 Major Wright or 10 Will Hill.

Cincinnati special teams: PK 97 Jake Rogers; KO 97 Jake Rogers; PR 1 Mardy Gilyard; KR 1 Mardy Gilyard; P 97 Jake Rogers; S 93 Mike Windt; H 12 Zach Collaros.

Florida specialists: PK 19 Caleb Sturgis; KO 19 Caleb Sturgis; PR 5 Joe Haden; KR 2 Jeff Demps or 4 Wondy Pierre-Louis or 11 Riley Cooper; P 17 Chas Henry; S 53 Mike Williamson (P) and 59 John Fairbanks (PK); H 17 Chas Henry.

TEAM STATISTICS: How Cincinnati and Florida compare in the last NCAA team ratings:

Scoring offense: Florida, 34.69 points per game (13). Cincinnati, 39.83 points per game (5). National leader: Boise State 44.15 points per game.

Total offense: Florida, 442.38 yards per game (12). Cincinnati, 464.25 yards per game (6). National leader: Houston 581.23 yards per game.

Rushing offense: Florida, 225.23 yards per game (10). Cincinnati, 143.92 yards per game (64). National leader: Nevada 344.82 yards per game.

Passing offense: Florida, 217.15 yards per game (59). Cincinnati, 320.33 yards per game (6). National leader: Houston 450.00 yards per game.

Passing efficiency: Florida, 160.90 rating (4). Cincinnati, 166.19 rating (1).

Scoring defense: Florida, 11.54 points per game (3). Cincinnati, 20.75 points per game (T24). National leader: Alabama 11.00 points per game.

Total defense: Florida, 253.08 yards per game (4). Cincinnati, 350.25 yards per game (49). National leader: Texas Christian 233.25 yards per game.

Rushing defense: Florida, 101.62 yards per game (13). Cincinnati, 141.00 yards per game (58). National leader: Texas 62.15 yards per game.

Passing defense: Florida, 151.46 yards per game (3). Cincinnati, 209.25 yards per game (50). National leader: Air Force 148.67 yards per game.

Pass efficiency defense: Florida, 93.91 rating (5). Cincinnati, 119.27 rating (41). National leader: Alabama 88.81 rating.

Turnovers lost: Florida, 16 (T22). Cincinnati, 10 (T1 with Alabama).

Turnovers gained: Florida, 23 (T44). Cincinnati, 19 (T76). National leader: Ohio 37.

Turnover margin: Florida, 0.54 per game (T25). Cincinnati, 0.77 per game (T13). National leader: Rutgers 1.54 per game.

Tackles for loss allowed: Florida, 5.38 per game Cincinnati, 5.00 per game (T31). National leader: Stanford 3.25 per game.

Tackles for loss: Florida, 5.31 per game (T81). Cincinnati, 8.42 per game (T3). National leader: Rutgers 8.69 per game.

Sacks allowed: Florida, 2.15 per game (70). Cincinnati, 0.92 per game (T9). National leader: Boise State 0.38 per game.

Sacks: Florida, 2.69 per game (T18). Cincinnati, 2.92 per game (T7). National leader: Pittsburgh 3.62 per game.

First downs offense: Florida, 22.00 per game (T20). Cincinnati, 20.92 per game (T39). National leader: Houston 31.23 per game.

First downs defense: Florida, 14.54 per game (4). Cincinnati, 19.92 per game (81). National leader: Texas Christian 12.08 per game.

Third-down percentage: Florida, 49.09 percent (8). Cincinnati, 42.52 percent (36). National leader: Brigham Young 55.62 percent.

Third-down percentage defense: Florida, 30.17 percent. Cincinnati, 38.86 percent. National leader: Texas Christian 26.14 percent.

Fourth-down percentage: Florida, 60.00 percent (T28). Cincinnati, 60.00 percent (T28). National leader: Toledo 80.00 percent.

Fourth-down percentage defense: Florida, 42.11 percent (T35). Cincinnati, 64.00 percent (107). National leader: Arkansas 25.00 percent.

Red zone offense: Florida, 45 (28 TD/17 FG) of 59 for 76 percent. Cincinnati, 48 (39 TD/9 FG) of 55 for 87 percent. National leader: Oregon State 54 (41 TD/13 FG) of 56 for 96 percent.

Red zone defense: Florida, 22 (11 TD/11 FG) of 29 for 76 percent (T19). Cincinnati, 31 (24 TD/7 FG) of 35 for 89 percent (T104). National leader: Penn State 17 (10 TD/7 FG) of 26 for 65 percent and Alabama 15 (8 TD/7 FG) of 23 for 65 percent.

Time of possession: Florida, 30.37 (46). Cincinnati, 25:37 (120). National leader: Georgia Tech 34:18.

Net punting: Florida, 40.94 average (2). Cincinnati, 32.76 average (108). National leader: Georgia 42.84 average.

Punt returns: Florida, 7.63 yards per return (78). Cincinnati, 13.00 yards per return (19). National leader: Louisiana State 18.64 yards per return.

Punt returns defense: Florida, 4.20 yards per return (11). Cincinnati, 11.55 yards per return (95). National leader: Oklahoma 1.47 yards per return.

Kickoff returns: Florida, 26.08 yards per return (8). Cincinnati, 29.20 yards per return (2). National leader: Texas Christian 30.62 yards per return.

Kickoff returns defense: Florida, 20.49 yards per return (35). Cincinnati, 19.91 yards per return (23). National leader: Kent State 15.33 yards per return.

Fewest yards penalized: Florida, 49.62 yards per game (46). Cincinnati, 45.75 yards per game (29). National leader: Navy 31.15 yards per game.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: The statistical leaders for Cincinnati and Florida:

Rushing: Florida, Tim Tebow 203-859, 4.2 average, 13 TD; Jeff Demps 96-738, 7.7 average, 7 TD; Chris Rainey 85-548, 6.4 average, 4 TD; Emmanuel Moody 50-364, 7.3 average, 1 TD. Cincinnati, Isaiah Pike 114-758, 6.6 average, 9 TD; Jacob Ramsey 68-421, 6.2 average, 4 TD; Zach Collaros 57-344, 6.0 average, 4 TD.

Passing: Florida, Tim Tebow 182-279-5, 65.2 percent, 2,413 yards, 18 TD, 155.59 pass efficiency; John Brantley 36-48-0, 75 percent, 410 yards, 7 TD, 194.88 pass efficiency. Cincinnati, Tony Pike 184-293-6, 62.8 percent, 2,350 yards, 26 TD, 155.36 pass efficiency; Zach Collaros 93-124-2, 75.0 percent, 1,434 yards, 10 TD, 195.53 pass efficiency.

Receiving: Florida, Aaron Hernandez 59-739, 12.5 average, 4 TD; Riley Cooper 44-780, 17.7 average, 8 TD; Brandon James 24-215, 9.0 average, 1 TD; David Nelson 23-254, 11.0 average, 2 TD; Deonte Thompson 19-280, 14.7 average, 3 TD. Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 80-1,150, 14.4 average, 11 TD; Armon Binns 56-859, 15.3 average, 10 TD; DJ Woods 47-594, 12.6 average, 4 TD; Ben Guidugli 22-342, 15.5 average, 3 TD; Isaiah Pead 19-194, 10.2 average, 2 TD; Jacob Ramsey 16-129, 8.1 average, 2 TD; Kazeem Alli 11-150, 13.6 average, 1 TD.

Scoring: Florida, Caleb Sturgis 21-28 FG, 38-40 PAT, 101 points; Tim Tebow 13 TD, 78 points; Riley Cooper 8 TD, 48 points; Jeff Demps 7 TD, 42 points; Chris Rainey 6 TD, 36 points. Cincinnati, Jacob Rogers 12-18 FG, 60-62 PAT, 96 points; Mardy Gilyard 15 TD, 1 PAT, 92 points; Isaiah Pead 11 TD, 66 points; Armon Binns 10 TD, 60 points; Jacob Ramsey 6 TD, 36 points; Zach Collaros 4 TD, 24 points; DJ Woods 4 TD, 24 points.

Punts: Florida, Chas Henry 33-1,432 yards, 43.4 average, 61 long, 3 touchbacks, 11 fair catches, 15 inside the 20, 8 punts of 50-plus, 0 blocked. Cincinnati, Jacob Rogers 37-1,535 yards, 41.5 average, 54 long, 3 touchbacks, 8 fair catches, 12 inside the 20, 7 punts of 50-plus, 1 blocked.

Punt returns: Florida, Brandon James 33-244, 7.4 average, 0 TD, long 49; Frankie Hammond Jr. 3-16, 5.3 average, 0 TD, long 16; Chris Rainey 2-30 (blocked kicks), 15.0 average, 1 TD, long 23; Joe Haden 0-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0 (one fair catch vs. Alabama). Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 16-202, 12.6 average, 1 TD; DJ Woods 3-45, 15.0 average, 0 TD.

Kickoff returns: Florida, Brandon James 29-756, 26.1 average, 1 TD, long 85; T.J. Lawrence 2-69, 34.5 average, 0 TD, long 46; Jeff Demps 2-55, 27.5 average, 0 TD, long 28; Frankie Hammond Jr. 1-23, 23.0 average, 0 TD, long 23; Chris Rainey 1-28, 28.0 average, 0 TD, long 28. Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 34-1,074 yards, 31.6 average, 2 TD; Darrin Williams 7-226, 32.3 average, 1 TD.

Interceptions: Florida, Joe Haden 4-20, 5.0 average, 0 TD, long 20; A.J. Jones 3-1, 0.3 average, 0 TD, long 1; Major Wright 3-34, 11.3 average, 0 TD, long 33; Ryan Stamper 2-18, 9.0 average, 0 TD, long 18; Brandon Spikes 2-46, 23.0 average, 2 TD, long 41; Janoris Jenkins 2-4, 2.0 average, 0 TD, long 4. Cincinnati, Aaron Webster 4-135, 33.8 average, 0 TD, long 83; JK Schaffer 3-23, 7.7 average, 0 TD, long 13; Drew Frey 2-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0; Dominique Battle 2-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0.

Fumble returns: Florida, None. Cincinnati, Reuben Johnson 1-4, 4.0 average, 0 TD.

Tackles (UT-AT): Florida, Ryan Stamper 42-34; Ahmad Black 32-33; Joe Haden 48-14; Brandon Spikes 30-32; Dustin Doe 29-19; Will Hill 28-11; A.J. Jones 16-21; Carlos Dunlap 26-9; Janoris Jenkins 28-5; Jermaine Cunningham 20-13; Jaye Howard 18-11; Major Wright 24-4; Brandon Hicks 19-7. Cincinnati, Andre Revels 41-62; JK Schaffer 51-39; Aaron Webster 36-26; Drew Frey 36-24; Dominique Battle 38-14; Walter Stewart 28-24; Alex Daniels 17-33; Brad Jones 36-12; Curtis Young 28-17; Ricardo Matthews 18-24; Derek Wolfe 21-20; Dan Giordano 12-27; Demetrius Jones 21-15.

Tackles for loss: Florida, Jermaine Cunningham 12.0-50; Carlos Dunlap 8.5-51; Ryan Stamper 5.5-15; Brandon Spikes 5.5-21; Joe Haden 5.0-28; A.J. Jones 4.5-25; Brandon Hicks 4.0-18; Justin Trattou 3.5-21. Cincinnati, Ricardo Matthews 11.5-46; Curtis Young 10.0-28; Alex Daniels 8.0-55; Derek Wolfe 8.0-38; Brandon Mills 8.0-33; Dan Giordano 7.0-20; Walter Stewart 6.5-36; John Hughes 6.0-15; JK Schaffer 5.5-21; Demetrius Jones 5.0-10.

Quarterback sacks: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 7.0-42; Jermaine Cunningham 7.0-42; A.J. Jones 3.0-20; Joe Haden 3.0-19; Brandon Hicks 3.0-17; Brandon Spikes 3.0-16. Cincinnati, Alex Daniels 6.5-53; Derek Wolfe 5.0-32; Walter Stewart 4.5-32; Ricardo Matthews 3.5-26; Brandon Mills 3.5-28.

Blocked kicks: Florida, Chris Rainey 2. Cincinnati, None.

GATORCOUNTRY.COM: As usual, we will have game coverage starting after the final gun – stories, photos, interviews and statistics downloaded as they are produced. In addition, Gator Country is your source for news about the Gators on television, radio and in print. The Gator Country Television Show (GCTV) airs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 6:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays on Cox Cable Channel 15 in Gainesville and Ocala. GCTV can be seen on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2 in the Gainesville and Ocala. Buddy Martin, Franz Beard, Brady Ackerman, Justin Wells and Laura McKeeman participate on the GCTV show. Franz Beard is the host for the Internet TV show “Franz and Friends” on Mondays at 8 p.m., while Wells and McKeeman are the hosts for Insider Recruiting Thursdays at 8 p.m. Martin and Co. also take part on “The Morning Drive with Brady Ackerman and Mark McLeod” from 7-9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays on ESPN Radio in Ocala (900 AM, 100.1 FM) and Gainesville (1230 AM). Finally, you will be able to purchase the newly designed and improved Gator Country Magazine on newsstands throughout the state (Publix, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble). For more information how you can join GatorCountry.com and get your daily Orange and Blue fix, check out our website at http://www.gatorcountry.com.

TV: FOX Sports with Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (color) and Chris Myers (sidelines).

RADIO: Gator Radio Network: Mick Hubert (play-by-play), Lee McGriff (color analyst) and Travis McGriff (sidelines), Scot Brantley and Jeff Cardozo (pre-game). Pre-game show starts at 6:30 p.m.; post-game show concludes 60 minutes after game. WFXJ-AM 930 (Jacksonville) is flagship station.

Affiliates include WCNN-AM 680 (Atlanta, Ga.), WALR-AM 1340 (Atlanta, Ga.), WFOM-AM 1230 (Atlanta, Ga.), WWBF-AM 1130 (Bartow), WPHK-FM 102.7 (Blountstown), WWJB-AM 1450 (Brooksville), WMEL-AM 1300 (Cocoa), WXCV-FM 95.3 (Crystal River), WDCF-AM 1350 (Dade City), WWCN-AM 770 (Fort Myers), WRUF-FM 103.7 (Gainesville), WRUF-AM 850 (Gainesville), WKWF-AM 1600 (Key West), WUCR-FM 107.9 (Lake Butler), WNFB-FM 94.3 (Lake City), WDSR-AM 1340 (Lake City), WONN-AM 1230 (Lakeland), WINZ-AM 940 (Miami), WSBB-AM 1230 (New Smyrna Beach), WMOP-AM 900 (Ocala), WMOP-FM 100.1 (Ocala), WOKC-AM 1570 (Okeechobee), WOKC-FM 100.9 (Okeechobee), WFLF-AM 540 (Orlando), WIYD-AM 1260 (Palatka), WYYX-FM 97.7 (Panama City), WTKE-FM 98.1 (Pensacola), WPSL-AM 1590 (Port St. Lucie), WLSS-AM 930 (Sarasota), WSJZ-FM 99.5 (Sebastian), WWTK-AM 730 (Sebring), WAOC-AM 1420 (St. Augustine), WSTU-AM 1450 (Stuart), WQTL-FM 106.1 (Tallahassee), WDAE-AM 620 (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WJNO-AM 1290 (West Palm Beach).

Satellite radio: Sirius Ch. 120, XM Ch. 140.

Cincinnati broadcast: Radio station WLW-AM (700) has the broadcast with Dan Hoard (play-by-play), Jim Kelly Jr. (color analysis) and Tom Gelehrter (sidelines). ESPN: Bill Rosinski (play-by-play), Dennis Franchione (color analyst) and Joe Schad (sidelines).

STATISTICS: Game play-by-play and statistics are delayed but refreshed continually during the game on GameTracker, http://www.gatorzone.com and http://www.espn.go.com.

COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULE

The schedule and results of this year’s 34 postseason bowl games:

Saturday, Dec. 19

New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, N.M.

Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2OT

St. Petersburg Bowl Presented by Beef O’Brady’s at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rutgers 45, UCF 24

Sunday, Dec. 20

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at New Orleans, La.

Middle Tennessee State 42, Southern Mississippi 32

Tuesday, Dec. 22

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Las Vegas, Nev.

No. 14 Brigham Young 44, No. 18 Oregon State 20

Wednesday, Dec. 23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, Calif.

No. 23 Utah 37, California 27

Thursday, Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu, Hawaii

Southern Methodist University 45, Nevada 10

Saturday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

Marshall 21, Ohio 17

Meineke Car Care Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

No. 17 Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17

Emerald Bowl at San Francisco, Calif.

No. 24 Southern California 24, Boston College 13

Sunday, Dec. 27

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn.

Clemson 21, Kentucky 13

Monday, Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.

Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20

Tuesday, Dec. 29

EagleBank Bowl at Washington, D.C.

UCLA 30, Temple 21

Champs Sports Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

No. 25 Wisconsin 20, No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 14

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl at Boise, Idaho

Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at San Diego, Calif.

No. 22 Nebraska 33, No. 20 Arizona 0

Thursday, Dec. 31

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas

Air Force 47, Houston 20

Brut Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas

Oklahoma 31, No. 21 Stanford 27

Texas Bowl at Houston, Texas

Navy 35, Missouri 13

Insight Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13

Chick-fil-A Bowl at Atlanta, Ga.

No. 11 Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14

Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla,

Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida State 33, No. 16 West Virginia 21

Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

No. 13 Penn State 19, No. 12 Louisiana State 17

Rose Bowl presented by Citi at Pasadena, Calif.

No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 7 Oregon 17

Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La.

No. 5 Florida (12-1) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 2

International Bowl at Toronto, Ontario, Canada

South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

Papajohns.com at Birmingham, Ala.

South Carolina (7-5) vs. Connecticut (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

AT&T Cotton Bowl at Arlington, Texas

No. 19 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.

Arkansas (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas

Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 4

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

No. 6 Boise State (13-0) vs. No. 4 Texas Christian (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Tuesday, Jan. 5

FedEx Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.

No. 10 Iowa (10-2) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Wednesday, Jan. 6

GMAC Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 7

Citi BCS National Championship Game at Pasadena, Calif.

No. 2 Texas (13-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC)

COLLEGE RANKINGS/POLLS

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Polls/Computer rankings)

For the final rankings, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/bcs

USA TODAY (American Football Coaches Association)

For the latest poll, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=2&week=15

HARRIS INTERACTIVE (BCS)

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http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=5

ASSOCIATED PRESS (Media)

For the latest poll, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=1&week=15

LEGENDS COACHES (Retired head football coaches)

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NEW ORLEANS — A crazy week, a crazy year comes to an end tonight in the Louisiana Superdome for the Florida Gators and Cincinnati Bearcats in the 76th Allstate Sugar Bowl. For the 12-1 Gators, who saw their hopes for a second straight national championship and a 22-game winning streak ended by Alabama’s 32-13 victory in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 5, it’s a chance to send the talented Class of 2006 led by Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes out as winners against the 12-0 Bearcats, who will be playing under interim coach Jeff Quinn, who replaced Brian Kelly when he left Cincinnati to take the head position at Notre Dame. The Gators, of course, have endured an emotional roller-coaster week since last Saturday when their coach, Urban Meyer, first resigned for health issues only to reconsider on Sunday to take a leave of absence following the game.

GAME 14: ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL

WHO: No. 3 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 5 Florida Gators.

WHEN: Today at 8:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE: Louisiana Superdome (72,000), New Orleans.

WEATHER FORECAST: Clear skies and cool. The high temperature will be 55 degrees and will be falling after sunset, with a low expected of 37 degrees. There’s a 10 percent chance of precipitation during the day and a 0 percent tonight. Winds will be from the North at 5-10 miles per hour.

BUT WHO CARES? We’re playing indoors at the Superdome, where the temperature will be around 70 degrees and there will be no wind.

OVER THE AIRWAVES: FOX Sports will televise the game with Thom Brennaman handling the play-by-play, Brian Billick the color analysis and Chris Myers on the sidelines; Gator Radio Network has broadcast (see below for more information and stations) with Mick Hubert on play-by-play, Lee McGriff with the color analysis and Travis McGriff on the sidelines.

RECORDS/RANKINGS: Florida is 12-1 overall. The Gators are No. 5 in the final Bowl Championship Series, Associated Press (media), USA Today/ESPN (American Football Coaches Association) and Harris Interactive (BCS) and No. 4 in the Legends Coaches (retired coaches) rankings/polls. Cincinnati is 12-0 overall. The Bearcats are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series, No. 4 in the Associated Press (media), No. 4 USA Today/ESPN (American Football Coaches Association), No. 4 in the Harris Interactive (BCS) and No. 5 in the Legends Coaches (retired coaches) rankings/polls.

COACHES: Florida head coach Urban Meyer (Cincinnati, 1986) is 56-10 (.848) in his fifth season at Florida and 95-18 (.841) in his ninth season as a head coach (with previous stops at Bowling Green and Utah). Meyer is 3-1 in bowl games. Cincinnati interim head coach Jeff Quinn (Elmhurst, 1984) is 0-0 as head coach at Cincinnati (he is replacing Brian Kelly, who went to Notre Dame; after bowl game, Quinn becomes the head coach at the University of Buffalo) and 1-0 as a head coach (he replaced Kelly, who had gone to Cincinnati, and coached Central Michigan to a 31-17 victory over Middle Tennessee State in the 2006 Motor City Bowl). Quinn is 1-0 in bowl games.

SCHEDULES: FloridaSept. 5 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (W, 62-3); Sept. 12 TROY (W, 56-6); Sept. 19 TENNESSEE (SEC) (W, 23-13); Sept. 26 at Kentucky (SEC) (W, 41-7); Oct. 3 Idle; Oct. 10 at Louisiana State (SEC) (W, 13-3); Oct. 17 ARKANSAS (SEC) (W, 23-20); Oct. 24 at Mississippi State (SEC) (W, 29-19); Oct. 31 Georgia (SEC) at Jacksonville (W, 41-17); Nov. 7 VANDERBILT (SEC) (W, 27-3); Nov. 14 at South Carolina (SEC) (W, 24-14); Nov. 21 FIU (W, 62-3); Nov. 28 FLORIDA STATE (W, 37-10); Dec. 5 Alabama (L, 13-32) in SEC Championship at Atlanta; Jan. 1, 2010 Cincinnati in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Superdome, 8:30 p.m. (FOX).

CincinnatiSept. 7 at Rutgers (Big East) (W, 47-15); Sept. 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE (W, 70-3); Sept. 19 at Oregon State (W, 28-18); 26 FRESNO STATE (W, 28-20); Oct. 3 at Miami (Ohio) (W, 37-13); 15 at South Florida (Big East) (W, 34-17); 24 LOUISVILLE (Big East) (W, 41-10); 31 at Syracuse (Big East) (W, 28-7); Nov. 7 CONNECTICUT (Big East) (W, 47-45); 13 WEST VIRGINIA (Big East) (W, 24-21); 27 ILLINOIS (W, 49-36); Dec. 5 at Pittsburgh (Big East) (W, 45-44); Jan. 1, 2010 Florida in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Superdome, 8:30 p.m. (FOX).

LAST TIME OUT: How Florida and Cincinnati fared Dec. 5:

No. 2 Alabama 32, No. 1 Florida 13: In the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, the Crimson Tie had almost a 2-to-1 edge in time of possession and never trailed in ending Florida’s 22-game winning streak. Soon-to-be Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns with 28 carries. He also rambled 69 yards with a screen pass and followed with a 3-yard touchdown run after Florida had closed the score to 12-10 with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to David Nelson. Tebow rushed for 63 of Florida’s 88 yards on 10 carries and completed 20 of 35 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown.

No. 5 Cincinnati 45, No. 15 Pittsburgh 44: The Bearcats rallied from a 31-10 deficit in the second quarter, culminating the comeback when Tony Pikes hit Armon Binns with a 29-yard touchdown pass with 33 seconds remaining in regulation and Jake Rogers kicked the PAT. The Panthers went up 31-10 on Bill Stull’s 3-yard touchdown run, but on the ensuing kickoff Mardy Gilyard ran it back 99 yards to send Cincinnati into the locker room at the half trailing 31-17. Gilyard then caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Pike in the third quarter to cut the Pittsburgh lead to 31-24 heading into the fourth quarter. The Panthers went up 38-24 on Dion Lewis’ 15-yard run early in the fourth quarter, but the Bearcats tied it at 38-38 with touchdowns by D.J. Woods (an 8-yard pass from Pike) and Isaiah Pead’s 1-yard run followed by a 2-point conversion pass from Pike to Gilyard. Lewis scored again with 1:36 left but the Panthers missed a 2-point conversion that left the score at 44-38. Pike completed 22 of 44 passes for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns with 3 interceptions.

SERIES: This will be the second meeting between the Bearcats and Gators, with Florida holding a 1-0 edge with its 48-17 victory in Gainesville on Oct. 20, 1984. One of the safeties for the Bearcats, wearing No. 49, was Urban Meyer. The game was Florida’s Homecoming Game and was the fourth straight victory under interim coach Galen Hall, who had replaced Charley Pell in the fourth game of the season after Pell was fired following a 1-1-1 start amidst looming NCAA clouds. Hall directed the Gators to a 9-1-1 finish.

STARTLING LINEUPS: This is how Cincinnati and Florida are expected to match up offense vs. defense and on special teams:

Cincinnati defense: DE 90 Ricardo Mathews; DT 95 Derek Wolfe; DE 4 Alex Daniels; OLB 98 Curtis Young; ILB 37 JK Schaffer; ILB 50 Andre Revels; OLB 54 Walter Stewart; CB 25 Brad Jones; SS 26 Drew Frey; FS 17 Aaron Webster; CB 9 Dominique Battle.

Florida offense: WR 6 Deonte Thompson; WR 11 Riley Cooper; LT 73 Xavier Nixon; LG 57 Carl Johnson; C 56 Maurkice Pouncey; RG 55 Mike Pouncey; RT 76 Marcus Gilbert; TE 81 Aaron Hernandez; QB 15 Tim Tebow; RB 2 Jeff Demps; WR 83 David Nelson.

Cincinnati offense: WR 3 DJ Woods; LT 71 Jeff Linkenbach; LG 60 Jason Kelce; C 56 Chris Jurek; RG 59 Alex Hoffman; RT 66 Samuel Griffin; TE 19 Ben Guidugli; WR 1 Mardy Gilyard; WR 80 Armon Binns; QB 15 Tony Pike; RB 23 Isaiah Pead.

Florida defense: DE 94 Justin Trattou or 8 Carlos Dunlap; DT 99 Omar Hunter or 90 Lawrence Marsh; DT 92 Terron Sanders or 6 Jaye Howard; DE 49 Jermaine Cunningham; SLB 40 Brandon Hicks; MLB 51 Brandon Spikes; WLB 41 Ryan Stamper; CB 1 Janoris Jenkins; CB 5 Joe Haden; SS 35 Ahmad Black or 10 Will Hill; FS 21 Major Wright or 10 Will Hill.

Cincinnati special teams: PK 97 Jake Rogers; KO 97 Jake Rogers; PR 1 Mardy Gilyard; KR 1 Mardy Gilyard; P 97 Jake Rogers; S 93 Mike Windt; H 12 Zach Collaros.

Florida specialists: PK 19 Caleb Sturgis; KO 19 Caleb Sturgis; PR 5 Joe Haden; KR 2 Jeff Demps or 4 Wondy Pierre-Louis or 11 Riley Cooper; P 17 Chas Henry; S 53 Mike Williamson (P) and 59 John Fairbanks (PK); H 17 Chas Henry.

TEAM STATISTICS: How Cincinnati and Florida compare in the last NCAA team ratings:

Scoring offense: Florida, 34.69 points per game (13). Cincinnati, 39.83 points per game (5). National leader: Boise State 44.15 points per game.

Total offense: Florida, 442.38 yards per game (12). Cincinnati, 464.25 yards per game (6). National leader: Houston 581.23 yards per game.

Rushing offense: Florida, 225.23 yards per game (10). Cincinnati, 143.92 yards per game (64). National leader: Nevada 344.82 yards per game.

Passing offense: Florida, 217.15 yards per game (59). Cincinnati, 320.33 yards per game (6). National leader: Houston 450.00 yards per game.

Passing efficiency: Florida, 160.90 rating (4). Cincinnati, 166.19 rating (1).

Scoring defense: Florida, 11.54 points per game (3). Cincinnati, 20.75 points per game (T24). National leader: Alabama 11.00 points per game.

Total defense: Florida, 253.08 yards per game (4). Cincinnati, 350.25 yards per game (49). National leader: Texas Christian 233.25 yards per game.

Rushing defense: Florida, 101.62 yards per game (13). Cincinnati, 141.00 yards per game (58). National leader: Texas 62.15 yards per game.

Passing defense: Florida, 151.46 yards per game (3). Cincinnati, 209.25 yards per game (50). National leader: Air Force 148.67 yards per game.

Pass efficiency defense: Florida, 93.91 rating (5). Cincinnati, 119.27 rating (41). National leader: Alabama 88.81 rating.

Turnovers lost: Florida, 16 (T22). Cincinnati, 10 (T1 with Alabama).

Turnovers gained: Florida, 23 (T44). Cincinnati, 19 (T76). National leader: Ohio 37.

Turnover margin: Florida, 0.54 per game (T25). Cincinnati, 0.77 per game (T13). National leader: Rutgers 1.54 per game.

Tackles for loss allowed: Florida, 5.38 per game Cincinnati, 5.00 per game (T31). National leader: Stanford 3.25 per game.

Tackles for loss: Florida, 5.31 per game (T81). Cincinnati, 8.42 per game (T3). National leader: Rutgers 8.69 per game.

Sacks allowed: Florida, 2.15 per game (70). Cincinnati, 0.92 per game (T9). National leader: Boise State 0.38 per game.

Sacks: Florida, 2.69 per game (T18). Cincinnati, 2.92 per game (T7). National leader: Pittsburgh 3.62 per game.

First downs offense: Florida, 22.00 per game (T20). Cincinnati, 20.92 per game (T39). National leader: Houston 31.23 per game.

First downs defense: Florida, 14.54 per game (4). Cincinnati, 19.92 per game (81). National leader: Texas Christian 12.08 per game.

Third-down percentage: Florida, 49.09 percent (8). Cincinnati, 42.52 percent (36). National leader: Brigham Young 55.62 percent.

Third-down percentage defense: Florida, 30.17 percent. Cincinnati, 38.86 percent. National leader: Texas Christian 26.14 percent.

Fourth-down percentage: Florida, 60.00 percent (T28). Cincinnati, 60.00 percent (T28). National leader: Toledo 80.00 percent.

Fourth-down percentage defense: Florida, 42.11 percent (T35). Cincinnati, 64.00 percent (107). National leader: Arkansas 25.00 percent.

Red zone offense: Florida, 45 (28 TD/17 FG) of 59 for 76 percent. Cincinnati, 48 (39 TD/9 FG) of 55 for 87 percent. National leader: Oregon State 54 (41 TD/13 FG) of 56 for 96 percent.

Red zone defense: Florida, 22 (11 TD/11 FG) of 29 for 76 percent (T19). Cincinnati, 31 (24 TD/7 FG) of 35 for 89 percent (T104). National leader: Penn State 17 (10 TD/7 FG) of 26 for 65 percent and Alabama 15 (8 TD/7 FG) of 23 for 65 percent.

Time of possession: Florida, 30.37 (46). Cincinnati, 25:37 (120). National leader: Georgia Tech 34:18.

Net punting: Florida, 40.94 average (2). Cincinnati, 32.76 average (108). National leader: Georgia 42.84 average.

Punt returns: Florida, 7.63 yards per return (78). Cincinnati, 13.00 yards per return (19). National leader: Louisiana State 18.64 yards per return.

Punt returns defense: Florida, 4.20 yards per return (11). Cincinnati, 11.55 yards per return (95). National leader: Oklahoma 1.47 yards per return.

Kickoff returns: Florida, 26.08 yards per return (8). Cincinnati, 29.20 yards per return (2). National leader: Texas Christian 30.62 yards per return.

Kickoff returns defense: Florida, 20.49 yards per return (35). Cincinnati, 19.91 yards per return (23). National leader: Kent State 15.33 yards per return.

Fewest yards penalized: Florida, 49.62 yards per game (46). Cincinnati, 45.75 yards per game (29). National leader: Navy 31.15 yards per game.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: The statistical leaders for Cincinnati and Florida:

Rushing: Florida, Tim Tebow 203-859, 4.2 average, 13 TD; Jeff Demps 96-738, 7.7 average, 7 TD; Chris Rainey 85-548, 6.4 average, 4 TD; Emmanuel Moody 50-364, 7.3 average, 1 TD. Cincinnati, Isaiah Pike 114-758, 6.6 average, 9 TD; Jacob Ramsey 68-421, 6.2 average, 4 TD; Zach Collaros 57-344, 6.0 average, 4 TD.

Passing: Florida, Tim Tebow 182-279-5, 65.2 percent, 2,413 yards, 18 TD, 155.59 pass efficiency; John Brantley 36-48-0, 75 percent, 410 yards, 7 TD, 194.88 pass efficiency. Cincinnati, Tony Pike 184-293-6, 62.8 percent, 2,350 yards, 26 TD, 155.36 pass efficiency; Zach Collaros 93-124-2, 75.0 percent, 1,434 yards, 10 TD, 195.53 pass efficiency.

Receiving: Florida, Aaron Hernandez 59-739, 12.5 average, 4 TD; Riley Cooper 44-780, 17.7 average, 8 TD; Brandon James 24-215, 9.0 average, 1 TD; David Nelson 23-254, 11.0 average, 2 TD; Deonte Thompson 19-280, 14.7 average, 3 TD. Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 80-1,150, 14.4 average, 11 TD; Armon Binns 56-859, 15.3 average, 10 TD; DJ Woods 47-594, 12.6 average, 4 TD; Ben Guidugli 22-342, 15.5 average, 3 TD; Isaiah Pead 19-194, 10.2 average, 2 TD; Jacob Ramsey 16-129, 8.1 average, 2 TD; Kazeem Alli 11-150, 13.6 average, 1 TD.

Scoring: Florida, Caleb Sturgis 21-28 FG, 38-40 PAT, 101 points; Tim Tebow 13 TD, 78 points; Riley Cooper 8 TD, 48 points; Jeff Demps 7 TD, 42 points; Chris Rainey 6 TD, 36 points. Cincinnati, Jacob Rogers 12-18 FG, 60-62 PAT, 96 points; Mardy Gilyard 15 TD, 1 PAT, 92 points; Isaiah Pead 11 TD, 66 points; Armon Binns 10 TD, 60 points; Jacob Ramsey 6 TD, 36 points; Zach Collaros 4 TD, 24 points; DJ Woods 4 TD, 24 points.

Punts: Florida, Chas Henry 33-1,432 yards, 43.4 average, 61 long, 3 touchbacks, 11 fair catches, 15 inside the 20, 8 punts of 50-plus, 0 blocked. Cincinnati, Jacob Rogers 37-1,535 yards, 41.5 average, 54 long, 3 touchbacks, 8 fair catches, 12 inside the 20, 7 punts of 50-plus, 1 blocked.

Punt returns: Florida, Brandon James 33-244, 7.4 average, 0 TD, long 49; Frankie Hammond Jr. 3-16, 5.3 average, 0 TD, long 16; Chris Rainey 2-30 (blocked kicks), 15.0 average, 1 TD, long 23; Joe Haden 0-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0 (one fair catch vs. Alabama). Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 16-202, 12.6 average, 1 TD; DJ Woods 3-45, 15.0 average, 0 TD.

Kickoff returns: Florida, Brandon James 29-756, 26.1 average, 1 TD, long 85; T.J. Lawrence 2-69, 34.5 average, 0 TD, long 46; Jeff Demps 2-55, 27.5 average, 0 TD, long 28; Frankie Hammond Jr. 1-23, 23.0 average, 0 TD, long 23; Chris Rainey 1-28, 28.0 average, 0 TD, long 28. Cincinnati, Mardy Gilyard 34-1,074 yards, 31.6 average, 2 TD; Darrin Williams 7-226, 32.3 average, 1 TD.

Interceptions: Florida, Joe Haden 4-20, 5.0 average, 0 TD, long 20; A.J. Jones 3-1, 0.3 average, 0 TD, long 1; Major Wright 3-34, 11.3 average, 0 TD, long 33; Ryan Stamper 2-18, 9.0 average, 0 TD, long 18; Brandon Spikes 2-46, 23.0 average, 2 TD, long 41; Janoris Jenkins 2-4, 2.0 average, 0 TD, long 4. Cincinnati, Aaron Webster 4-135, 33.8 average, 0 TD, long 83; JK Schaffer 3-23, 7.7 average, 0 TD, long 13; Drew Frey 2-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0; Dominique Battle 2-0, 0.0 average, 0 TD, long 0.

Fumble returns: Florida, None. Cincinnati, Reuben Johnson 1-4, 4.0 average, 0 TD.

Tackles (UT-AT): Florida, Ryan Stamper 42-34; Ahmad Black 32-33; Joe Haden 48-14; Brandon Spikes 30-32; Dustin Doe 29-19; Will Hill 28-11; A.J. Jones 16-21; Carlos Dunlap 26-9; Janoris Jenkins 28-5; Jermaine Cunningham 20-13; Jaye Howard 18-11; Major Wright 24-4; Brandon Hicks 19-7. Cincinnati, Andre Revels 41-62; JK Schaffer 51-39; Aaron Webster 36-26; Drew Frey 36-24; Dominique Battle 38-14; Walter Stewart 28-24; Alex Daniels 17-33; Brad Jones 36-12; Curtis Young 28-17; Ricardo Matthews 18-24; Derek Wolfe 21-20; Dan Giordano 12-27; Demetrius Jones 21-15.

Tackles for loss: Florida, Jermaine Cunningham 12.0-50; Carlos Dunlap 8.5-51; Ryan Stamper 5.5-15; Brandon Spikes 5.5-21; Joe Haden 5.0-28; A.J. Jones 4.5-25; Brandon Hicks 4.0-18; Justin Trattou 3.5-21. Cincinnati, Ricardo Matthews 11.5-46; Curtis Young 10.0-28; Alex Daniels 8.0-55; Derek Wolfe 8.0-38; Brandon Mills 8.0-33; Dan Giordano 7.0-20; Walter Stewart 6.5-36; John Hughes 6.0-15; JK Schaffer 5.5-21; Demetrius Jones 5.0-10.

Quarterback sacks: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 7.0-42; Jermaine Cunningham 7.0-42; A.J. Jones 3.0-20; Joe Haden 3.0-19; Brandon Hicks 3.0-17; Brandon Spikes 3.0-16. Cincinnati, Alex Daniels 6.5-53; Derek Wolfe 5.0-32; Walter Stewart 4.5-32; Ricardo Matthews 3.5-26; Brandon Mills 3.5-28.

Blocked kicks: Florida, Chris Rainey 2. Cincinnati, None.

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TV: FOX Sports with Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (color) and Chris Myers (sidelines).

RADIO: Gator Radio Network: Mick Hubert (play-by-play), Lee McGriff (color analyst) and Travis McGriff (sidelines), Scot Brantley and Jeff Cardozo (pre-game). Pre-game show starts at 6:30 p.m.; post-game show concludes 60 minutes after game. WFXJ-AM 930 (Jacksonville) is flagship station.

Affiliates include WCNN-AM 680 (Atlanta, Ga.), WALR-AM 1340 (Atlanta, Ga.), WFOM-AM 1230 (Atlanta, Ga.), WWBF-AM 1130 (Bartow), WPHK-FM 102.7 (Blountstown), WWJB-AM 1450 (Brooksville), WMEL-AM 1300 (Cocoa), WXCV-FM 95.3 (Crystal River), WDCF-AM 1350 (Dade City), WWCN-AM 770 (Fort Myers), WRUF-FM 103.7 (Gainesville), WRUF-AM 850 (Gainesville), WKWF-AM 1600 (Key West), WUCR-FM 107.9 (Lake Butler), WNFB-FM 94.3 (Lake City), WDSR-AM 1340 (Lake City), WONN-AM 1230 (Lakeland), WINZ-AM 940 (Miami), WSBB-AM 1230 (New Smyrna Beach), WMOP-AM 900 (Ocala), WMOP-FM 100.1 (Ocala), WOKC-AM 1570 (Okeechobee), WOKC-FM 100.9 (Okeechobee), WFLF-AM 540 (Orlando), WIYD-AM 1260 (Palatka), WYYX-FM 97.7 (Panama City), WTKE-FM 98.1 (Pensacola), WPSL-AM 1590 (Port St. Lucie), WLSS-AM 930 (Sarasota), WSJZ-FM 99.5 (Sebastian), WWTK-AM 730 (Sebring), WAOC-AM 1420 (St. Augustine), WSTU-AM 1450 (Stuart), WQTL-FM 106.1 (Tallahassee), WDAE-AM 620 (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WJNO-AM 1290 (West Palm Beach).

Satellite radio: Sirius Ch. 120, XM Ch. 140.

Cincinnati broadcast: Radio station WLW-AM (700) has the broadcast with Dan Hoard (play-by-play), Jim Kelly Jr. (color analysis) and Tom Gelehrter (sidelines). ESPN: Bill Rosinski (play-by-play), Dennis Franchione (color analyst) and Joe Schad (sidelines).

STATISTICS: Game play-by-play and statistics are delayed but refreshed continually during the game on GameTracker, http://www.gatorzone.com and http://www.espn.go.com.

COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULE

The schedule and results of this year’s 34 postseason bowl games:

Saturday, Dec. 19

New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, N.M.

Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2OT

St. Petersburg Bowl Presented by Beef O’Brady’s at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rutgers 45, UCF 24

Sunday, Dec. 20

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at New Orleans, La.

Middle Tennessee State 42, Southern Mississippi 32

Tuesday, Dec. 22

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Las Vegas, Nev.

No. 14 Brigham Young 44, No. 18 Oregon State 20

Wednesday, Dec. 23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, Calif.

No. 23 Utah 37, California 27

Thursday, Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu, Hawaii

Southern Methodist University 45, Nevada 10

Saturday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

Marshall 21, Ohio 17

Meineke Car Care Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

No. 17 Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17

Emerald Bowl at San Francisco, Calif.

No. 24 Southern California 24, Boston College 13

Sunday, Dec. 27

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn.

Clemson 21, Kentucky 13

Monday, Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.

Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20

Tuesday, Dec. 29

EagleBank Bowl at Washington, D.C.

UCLA 30, Temple 21

Champs Sports Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

No. 25 Wisconsin 20, No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 14

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl at Boise, Idaho

Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at San Diego, Calif.

No. 22 Nebraska 33, No. 20 Arizona 0

Thursday, Dec. 31

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas

Air Force 47, Houston 20

Brut Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas

Oklahoma 31, No. 21 Stanford 27

Texas Bowl at Houston, Texas

Navy 35, Missouri 13

Insight Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13

Chick-fil-A Bowl at Atlanta, Ga.

No. 11 Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14

Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla,

Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida State 33, No. 16 West Virginia 21

Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

No. 13 Penn State 19, No. 12 Louisiana State 17

Rose Bowl presented by Citi at Pasadena, Calif.

No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 7 Oregon 17

Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La.

No. 5 Florida (12-1) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 2

International Bowl at Toronto, Ontario, Canada

South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

Papajohns.com at Birmingham, Ala.

South Carolina (7-5) vs. Connecticut (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

AT&T Cotton Bowl at Arlington, Texas

No. 19 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.

Arkansas (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas

Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 4

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

No. 6 Boise State (13-0) vs. No. 4 Texas Christian (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Tuesday, Jan. 5

FedEx Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.

No. 10 Iowa (10-2) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Wednesday, Jan. 6

GMAC Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 7

Citi BCS National Championship Game at Pasadena, Calif.

No. 2 Texas (13-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC)

COLLEGE RANKINGS/POLLS

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Polls/Computer rankings)

For the final rankings, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/bcs

USA TODAY (American Football Coaches Association)

For the latest poll, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=2&week=15

HARRIS INTERACTIVE (BCS)

For the latest poll, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=5

ASSOCIATED PRESS (Media)

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http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings?poll=1&week=15

LEGENDS COACHES (Retired head football coaches)

For the latest poll, click below:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/6

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