TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer closed out a highly successful run at Florida that included a pair of national championships by leading the Gators back from a second-half deficit to beat Joe Paterno and Penn State 37-24 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Omarius Hines and Mike Gillislee ran for touchdowns, Chas Henry kicked three second-half field goals, and Ahmad Black scored on an 80-yard interception return to help Florida (8-5) send Meyer out on a winning note.
The 46-year-old coach resigned last month because of health concerns and to spend more time with his family.
In the week leading up to the game, the legendary Paterno repeatedly shrugged off rumors that the Outback Bowl could be the 84-year-old’s last for Penn State (7-6).
Full story appears in Sunday’s edition of The Vindicator.