The date October 29, 1988, continues to have meaning for the Florida Gators.
One might wonder why kicking a field goal when down 30-0 in the final minute of Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl would be meaningful to Gator Nation.
The 3 points, in the 30-3 loss, continued a streak that has seen Florida score is now 436 straight games. In the Las Vegas Bowl, these Gators paid tribute to late Mississippi State coach Mike Leach with decals on the back of their helmets.
How long has it been since Florida football posted a 0? How about the leading rusher for the Gators in 1988 was one Emmitt Smith on a team that went 7-5 for Galen Hall.
Back to that 1988 whitewash:
The No. 9 Tigers registered their 3rd consecutive shutout and sophomore Stacy Danley rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown to lead Auburn to a 16-0 win over Florida at Gainesville, Fl.
Tackle Tracy Rocker and linebacker Quentin Riggins paced Auburn’s swarming defense, which yielded just 116 yards overall. The Tigers intercepted 3 passes and forced 11 punts as Florida suffered its 1st home shutout since a 40-0 loss to Alabama in 1979.