In a game that would have made Darrell Royal and Woody Hayes proud, Georgia Southern of the lower-level Football Championship Subdivision not only shocked
The Eagles (7-4) handed
It was at home, in Gainesville, and it was gory-Gator awful.
Florida was eliminated from bowl consideration after falling to 4-7 against a team from the FCS Southern Conference.
The Gators had made 22 straight bowl appearances.
Georgia Southern is a pure run-option team, but it's still remarkable the Eagles could defeat an SEC team with quarterback Kevin Ellison failing to complete a pass in three attempts.
Ellison did rush for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
The forward pass was legal before 1913, but it was considered officially popularized by Notre Dame in a win over Army that featured the pass-catch combo of Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne.
Woody Hayes, when he was coaching Ohio State, often said three things can happen when you pass, and two of them are bad.