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CFB: Kentucky at Florida

25 October 2008 No Comment

With Gainesville, FL under a 90 minute drive from my in-law’s home, I drove up to watch Florida host Kentucky this afternoon. The game started at 12:30 pm which was the perfect time based on our “family plans” for the day. I arrived at the University of Florida a few minutes after noon. As with most college campuses there is no official parking lot. Thus, I found a house to park at for $10 and walked to the stadium.

Obtaining Tickets
As I walked to the stadium, I noticed that many fans (and scalpers) had extra tickets – meaning they would accept almost any offer since supply was greater than demand. I offered a man with a single $10 (for a $40 face value ticket) and he accepted immediately.

The Game
Florida beat Kentucky 63-5 today as Tim Tebow tied Emmitt Smith’s school record of 36 career rushing touchdowns. . It was the third time I have ever witnessed a college football team score more than 60 points in a game. The other two games were:

Nebraska defeated Northwestern 66-17 in the 2000 Alamo Bowl
Iowa defeated Northwestern 62-10 on November 9, 2002

Pre and Post Game Dining
As I walked to and from the stadium, I stopped at Italian Gator and purchased a slice of pizza each way. There are quite a few bars and restaurants along University Ave. across the street from the Ben Griffin Hill Stadium.

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