Oregon State vs Florida - Tampa, Florida - Saturday January 2
Florida broke open a close game in the second half with a pair of third quarter scores and the Gators went on to a 35-10 win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Florida will now face Virginia Tech in Miami next weekend in a quarterfinal matchup. Jeffery Demps scored on three of his 11 carries, including a 5-yard run that made it 28-10 at the end of the third. He finished the game with 241 yards and 3 touchdowns. Oregon State actually led 10-7 in the first half, but Florida took the lead for good on Chris Rainey's five-yard run midway through the second quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 137 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers. Tim Tebow ran for 76 yards and a touchdown for the Gators and also threw for 104 yards in the win.