Top 5 Hits in Gator Football History
5. Monty Grow unloads on WVU's Studstill in the '94 Sugar Bowl
This game was supposed to be ugly. West Virginia was undefeated and wanted to play an undefeated Nebraska team for the National title, but instead were sent to the Sugar Bowl to play the SEC Champion Gators. The Gators had played a fairly decent season, but weren't in the National Championship picture at all. Inorder for West Virgina to have any chance at all at a piece of the title, they would have to dismantle Florida and hope for other things to happen as well.
Instead, the Gators came out on fire to defeat West Virginia 42-7. The video is of Monty Grow's hit, and then Lawrence Wright's beautiful INT return for a touchdown.
4. Lawrence Wright on Tennessee's Joey Kent in '95
This hit set into motion one of the greatest comebacks in the storied Florida-Tennessee rivalry. Tennessee had taken an early 30-14 lead before the Gators would storm back with 48 unanswered points to leave victorious with a 62-37 victory. Here is the famous hit with Mick Hubert calling:
3. Brandon Spikes on UGA's Knowshon Moreno in '08
The Gators had heard about it all summer long. The celebration was all anyone could talk about and how Georgia would start off the season with a nmber one ranking and would be the eventual national champions. Also, Knownshon moreno just couldn't be stopped! Right?
Brandon Spikes answered that question on the 2nd play of the game.
2. Jarvis Williams on UM's Melvin Bratton in '86
This game included Miami's Vinny Testaverde, who would eventually win the Hiesman Trophy. The Gators ended up losing the game, but Miami's Melvin Bratton surely woke up sore the day after this hit.
1. Major Wright against Oklahoma's Manny Johnson in '09 BCS Championship Game
Not only is this video number one because of the bone crushing hit, but it was delivered on the grandest stage in college football, the BCS Championship game. It was also timed perfectly too, as it was in the 1st quarter and really set the tone fore the defense much like Spikes famous hit on Moreno did.
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