Florida Gators 41 – Georgia Bulldogs 17
No.1 Florida Gators tamed the Georgia Bulldogs in today’s game with a 41 to 17 victory. Although there were incredible plays by individuals of both teams, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was the unquestioned star of the game. The 2007 Heisman winner accounted for four touchdowns, giving the Gators its 17th win in the last 20 meetings between the Southeastern Conference rivals.
During the first half, Tebow broke Herschel Walker’s SEC record of 50 rushing touchdowns. “Breaking Herschel’s record means a lot,” Tebow said. “Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Herschel Walker, it’s extremely humbling and a little bit breathtaking because it’s Herschel Walker. How am I going to be in the same league as Herschel Walker? I still can’t understand it. It’s pretty cool and it’s really special.”
As is his habit, Tim displayed scripture references in the eye black he wears during the games. Today’s verses were Philippians 4:6,7:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
According to the Sentinel, aside from his talent on the field, Tebow is well known in sports circles as an evangelical Christian who grew up as a missionary kid in the Philippines. More specifically, he is known for his trademark – scripture references in the eye black he wears to cut down on glare during the games.
The Sentinel stated that for the BCS Championship game in January, he wore John 3:16, arguably the most popular evangelism verse in the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Indeed, 94 million people googled John 3:16 during the two days following Florida’s victory in the BCS Championship game.
While Tebow’s missionary father, Bob, once joked he prayed for a preacher but God gave him a quarterback, it seems God, in fact, gave him both.