By the Numbers
– The game's attendance. It was the largerst opening day crowd ever at Ben Hill
78 – The number of consecutive sell-outs at Florida Field. The streak goes all the way back to 1989.
13 – The number of consecutive home-openers the Florida has won.
1:28 – The amount of time it took Florida to score its first touchdown.
1 – The number of games Florida has lost win it rushes for more than 150 yards.
Their First Starts
These Gators got their first
career starts as Gators:
Arpedge Rolle, C Mike Degory, OT Jonathan Colon and TE Ben
freshmen in the Game
Only three true freshmen saw
action against UAB. They were RB Ciatrick
Fason, OL Randy Hand and CB Vernell Brown.
Jacobs broke the record for most receiving yards in a single game in Florida
history with 246 yards
his 16 completions today, Rex Grossman passes Steve Spurrier on
the Florida career completions
- UAB now has an all-time record of 1-4 in games against Southeastern Conference schools. The Blazers' lone victory was a 13-10 triumph at LSU during the 2000 season.
- Florida RB Earnest Graham, who finished with 182 yards rushing, is the first opposing player to run for more than 100 yards against UAB in 26 games, Frank Moreau of Louisville was the last opposing player to eclipse 100 yards when he ran for 128 vs. the Blazers in 1999.
- Florida's 643 yards of offense are the most ever registered against a UAB team. The previous high was 593 yards by Kansas in 1994 when the Blazers played at the Division I-AA level.