A Dozen 'Unbreakable' Single Game Records - 2

Well, we are midway through the dog days of summer with SEC Media Days this week followed by another lull before practice begins for the 2010 Gator Football season. So I thought it might be interesting to peruse the record book and see if I could identify the individual records that would be the most difficult to break.

Obviously, with all the success the Gators have had you could make a list of Tebow and Wuerffel records that are likely to stand the test of time, but I wanted something that would recognize Gator football across the board.

As a result we ended up with a dozen such marks in three major categories: single game, single season and career marks. There's certainly plenty of room for debate on the records we included and those we left off as well as the order they're ranked in, but hopefully it'll be interesting.

Each category will be counted down in a five part series, with three or the top 12 being listed on the first two days and two each for the final three. Today, in part two of the series we look at three more incredible performances.

No. 12 ---- Carlos Alvarez 15 receptions vs. Miami
No. 11 ---- Chris Perkins 60-yard FG vs. Tulane
No. 10 ---- Bobby Joe Green 82-yard punt vs. Georgia

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No. 9 ---- Taylor Jacobs 246 receiving yards vs. UAB ---- The first game of the Ron Zook era was on August 31, 2002 against the Blazers from UAB. Zook tried to deliver a message to the Florida faithful that wide open offense was going to remain part of the show in The Swamp. The Gators rolled to a 51-3 win with the receiver from Tallahassee stealing the show. Jacobs had a field day against a completely overmatched secondary catching eight passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. The 246 yards broke the record Carlos Alvarez set against Miami in 1969 and has not been approached since.

No. 8 ---- Chris Leak 17 straight completions vs. Wyoming ---- It seemed like a strange fit. Urban Meyer had brought a spread option offense to a team with a pocket-passing quarterback. Chris Leak was far from a natural and would probably rather have a colonoscopy than run with the football but that didn't keep him from being sharp in his first game with the new boss. Leak went 26-for-34 against Wyoming, gaining 320 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Included in there was a stretch of 17 straight completions. That's six more than any other Gator QB has had in a single game.

No. 7 ---- Bobby Raymond six FG (twice) ---- There's nothing most coaches hate more than settling for a field goal, especially after they've had to do it previously in the contest. Yet Bobby Raymond was able to deliver for the Gators. The first time came in the 1983 season finale against Florida State in one of Florida's most impressive performances. The Gators scored just about every time they touched the ball in routing the Seminoles 53-14 with 18 of those points coming on field goals by Raymond. His six FG performance was far more crucial a year later in Lexington, Kentucky. Florida was gunning for the SEC Championship and moved the ball at will against the Wildcats but kept sputtering in the red zone. Raymond's six field goals made up for just one Gator TD in a 25-17 win that earned the Gators the SEC trophy for the first time. We all know what happened in the days and months that followed, but on that night, Florida was the champ.

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Six down and six to go. Next, an amazing performance against a key rival and a record that is shared by several and yet probably won't be topped.


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