A Dozen 'Unbreakable' Single Game Records - 3

Today, we bring you the third of five parts celebrating a dozen of the top single game records/performances in UF history. This is part of a three week review of great individual performances at UF and will continue next week with single season accomplishments and will conclude the following week with the best of the best career marks in Orange and Blue.

First let's remember the six we have already recognized:

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
No. 9 ---- Taylor Jacobs 246 receiving yards vs. UAB
No. 8 ---- Chris Leak 17 straight completions vs. Wyoming
No. 7 ---- Bobby Raymond six FG (twice)


No. 6 ---- Errict Rhett 41 carries vs. Georgia ---- The Gators had won the SEC Eastern Division in the first year of divisional play, but entered this game after a 38-35 loss at Auburn. The weather in Jacksonville could not have been worse and redshirt freshman QB Danny Wuerffel was struggling to handle the ball. As the teams slogged in the mud Steve Spurrier did something I'd never seen before. He turned to the running game. It was Errict Rhett left, Errict Rhett right and Errict Rhett up the middle as the powerful senior runner became the focal point of the Florida attack. By the time the game was over, thanks to Anthone Lott's time out, Rhett had toted the ball 41 times for 183 yards against a solid Georgia defense and the Gators had a 33-26 win. The most a Florida runner has carried it since is 34 by Fred Taylor and with the trend going to more "back by committee" approaches this record seems pretty same to me.

No. 5 ---- Three interceptions in one game, 5X ---- It may appear odd to include a record that's been tied three times in the list of "unbreakable" marks but this one certainly qualifies. Joe Brodsky picked off three passes against Mississippi State in 1956 helping the Gators to a 26-0 win. That was two years before I was born, and no one has topped it since. It's been matched, four times, however. Bruce Bennett duplicated Brodsky's feat against Georgia in 1963 and the Gators won 21-14. John Clifford became the third Gator to snag three opposing tosses in a 1970 win over N.C. State by the score of 14-6. It was another 20 years before Will White picked off three Alabama passes in what Steve Spurrier has often called one of the most important wins in his tenure with the Gators. Florida got a crucial 17-13 win that day on their way to posting the best record in the SEC. The fifth Gator to do it was Keiwan Ratliff who picked off three against 11th ranked Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2003. Florida took that game 33-28 giving the Gators consecutive road wins over ranked teams. Other than the Brodsky game all the others were extremely close and the interceptions were arguably the difference in winning or losing. Any record that is still there after more than a half century is bound to stay there.


So now you have eight of the top 12 single game records in UF history as determined by our panel of expert. Next up another shared honor, plus an unforgettable passing display.

Your feedback on the list to this point is welcome.

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