A Dozen 'Unbreakable' Single Game Records - 4

Today we bring you the fourth 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.

Before we remember two of the four best single game performances, first let's remember the eight 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
No. 5 ---- Three interceptions in one game, 5X


No. 4 ---- Rex Grossman 464 passing yards vs. LSU ----
The 2001 Florida football team was perhaps the most explosive in school history. When the Gators had Earnest Graham healthy giving the unit balance with a running attack it was virtually unstoppable. Florida scored exactly 200 points in the first four games of the season, but faced its first major test in Baton Rouge. So much for the test. It was more like a pop quiz. Florida racked up another 44 points that day in dominant 44-15 win. Grossman shredded the LSU secondary for 464 yards and five touchdowns. He set a school record for passing efficiency in a game with at least 20 completions, registering a phenomenal 235.9 rating on the day. The Gators had a slew of 400-yard passing performances in the Spurrier era, but this one stopped the charts. The only 400-yard performance since came two weeks later when Grossman passed for 401 in a win over Georgia.

No. 3 ---- Terry Dean and Doug Johnson 7 TD passes ---- It was opening day 1994 and Terry Dean had won the QB competition with Danny Wuerffel to be the Gators starter after the pair split duty the year before. Dean opened up against New Mexico State and made the decision to start him look like a good one. Dean had a field day against the visitors from the desert Southwest, connecting on seven TD passes in a 70-21 win.

Four years later Doug Johnson matched that feat when the Gators rolled up an 82-6 win over undermanned Central Michigan. The Gators were ranked No. 1 in the coaches' poll, but scored just 21 in a tough opening game against Southern Miss. This game was more like it. Johnson did whatever he wanted that day completing 18 of 27 passes for 310 yards and 7 TD and he could have done even more. Steve Spurrier let Noah Brindise and Jesse Palmer each throw a TD pass as well, giving the Gators a school record eight on the day. It's hard to see the Gators having another game with more than seven TD passes or a current or future coach allowing one guy to throw that many in a single game. This record is not likely to get passed.


We're down to the two finest single game performances in school history and tomorrow we'll let you know what they are.

In the meantime you feedback is always welcomed.

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