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Florida Gators Vs. Miami Hurricanes College Football Game
Pictures & videos from the UF Gators vs. the UM 'Canes game held on September 6th 2008 in Gainesville, FL.

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University Avenue

 
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Gate 8 Stadium Entrance

 
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ESPN College Gameday RV

 

These pictures were taken on Saturday September 6th 2008 in Gainesville Florida during the UF vs. UM college football game.

A few of my Gator alumni friends and I drove up from the Ft. Lauderdale area to watch the #5 (1-0) University of Florida Gators beat the University of Miami Hurricanes at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, a.k.a. "The Swamp".

Unfortunately, we also had one 'Canes fan in our group who insisted on constantly reminding us that "it's all about the U". But he was much quieter on the ride home after the Gators won the game 26 points to 3.

Of course, our Hurricanes fan friend had good reason to be confident before the game since the Gators haven't won against the 'Canes in 23 years. But then again there were only 6 games spread out in that span of over two decades.

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Crowd of Gator Fans
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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UPD Police Cruisers
The last time I went to a college football game was the Gators Vs. Troy State game in 2007 when I only had a compact Canon digital camera. For this game I lugged along my new Canon S5 IS so that I could use its excellent 12X zoom lens and stereo sound video mode to better capture the experience.
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The Florida Field
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Will Call Tickets Window
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BMW Getting Towed
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Walking Into The Stadium
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Opening Ceremony
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UF Marching Band
During this game the Gators were led by Coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Tim Tebow. The Hurricanes were led by Coach Robert Marve and quarterback Randy Shannon.
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Sea of Orange & Blue
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Band Forming "F"
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Band's Florida Shape
Some of the other Gators playing in the game this night included Aaron Hernandez, Jonathan Phillips, Brandon Spikes, Carl Moore, Jeff Demps, Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy, Carlos Dunlap, Jermaine Cunningham, and Brandon James.
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Jumbotron TV Screen
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This Is Gator Country
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Band Spells "GATORS"

While all of us joined together to sing "We Are The Boys From Old Florida", I noticed that the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is sponsored by Shands Hospital, Publix Supermarkets, and SunTrust Banks.

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"Mr. Two Bits" Cheers
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Gators Team Huddle
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UF On The Offensive
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The Gator Chomp Symbol
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Team Planning Next Play
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Players Lining Up


 
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UF Cheerleading Squad
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Coach Urban Meyer
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Albert & Alberta Mascots
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First Half Over @ 9:30PM
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UM Cheerleaders Dancing
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UF Band Half Time Show
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Gators Flag Corps Team
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9 to 3 In 3rd Quarter
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#15 Tebow Hands Off Ball
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Running Out of Bounds
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Snapping The Ball
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ESPN's Erin Andrews
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Electronic Scoreboard
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The Swamp Is Packed!
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'Canes At The End Zone
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I'm hoping to make it back up to Gainesville again for one of the other home games this season. The Gators will be playing the following teams at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: the Ole Miss Rebels (9/27), the LSU Tigers (10/11), the Kentucky Wildcats (10/25), the South Carolina Gamecocks (11/15), and the Citadel Bulldogs (11/22).
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Gator Cheerleaders
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15 to 3 In 4th Quarter
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I captured a series of short video clips during the game from my seat up in the 65th row and edited them together into a quick highlight reel. The movie is encoded in the Windows Media (WMV) format, runs about 5 minutes long, and has a file size of about 50mb (megabytes). To watch it, just click on the link below. To save the video to your hard drive, right click and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" depending on which web browser you are using.

UF Gators Vs. UM 'Canes College Football Game Highlights Video Clip
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Gators "C" Formation
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Leaving Ben Hill Griffin
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The Grog House Bar
For more pictures, check out some of my other "G'ville" related galleries such as the UF Vs. Troy State 2007 Game, Lake Alice, the Fun Ford Weekend, the Gainesville Raceway, the NSRA Stunt Show, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, the UF Student Agricultural Gardens, the University of Florida Campus, Devil's Millhopper, and the UF Bat House.

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