Evening Football: Tebow, No. 1 Gators Rise From Dead to Play Kentucky

Rumors were flying all day that Tebow was too ill to play, but that he might play anyway, and that he would deliver the most inspired, heroic performance of all time. On the contrary! From GatorSports:

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow appeared to be fine while warming up for tonight's game against Kentucky.

He appeared energized throwing passes.

Tebow, receiver Riley Cooper, cornerback Joe Haden and safety Major Wright flew to Kentucky on a separate plane Friday because of respiratory and congestive issues, according to a source.

So instead of an inspiring story that's equal parts Knute Rockne, All American and The Natural, we have the best team in the country playing a far inferior rival in the most boring city in Kentucky. It should still be fun, especially if you fraternize with like-minded individuals in the Alligator Army or A Sea of Blue game threads.

Other evening American football matches:

Iowa at No. 5 Penn State
(Game thread at Black Shoe Diaries)

No. 8 Boise State at Bowling Green
(Game thread at One Bronco Nation Under God)

Arizona State at No. 21 Georgia
(Game thread at Dawg Sports)

Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 25 Nebraska
(Game thread at Corn Nation)

Grambling State at No. 16 Oklahoma State

Colorado State at No. 19 BYU

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