TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People are wrong if they believe the turning point in Florida's 37-26 victory over Florida State was Antonio Morrison's jarring hit that caused FSU quarterback EJ Manuel to fumble.
Or Mike Gillislee's 37-yard touchdown run on the next play, a score that put the Gators ahead 23-20 four minutes into the fourth quarter.
Those were important moments, for sure. But Saturday's game at Doak Campbell Stadium was really won nearly a year ago: Nov. 26, 2011. That's when UF coach Will Muschamp stood in the locker room following a 21-7 loss to Florida State in Gainesville and called his team soft.