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Big Steaks and Big Stakes: Gators vs. Iowa

Gator 'D' will be important

If the Florida Gators were to reach the Outback Bowl, they were guaranteed a rematch. As it turns out, however, Urban Meyer's team didn't get the opponent most experts expected, but that only heightens the anticipation of the morning kickoff on Jan. 2.

What's deliciously ironic about this Outback Bowl (before we get into the specifics of the matchup) is that in a sport where politics and money dominate the bowl selection process, one of the Outback's two teams was likely to be undeserving of its ticket to Tampa. Initially, that team seemed to be South Carolina, who led a very (VERY) unofficial "tourism/revenue derby" as of Thanksgiving... Recommended Stories

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