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God help Tebow and the Gators

Tim Tebow (15) is stopped short of a first down in the closing moments against the Ole Miss Rebels.

Ole Miss 31, Florida 30, meet Matthew 6:13

The only thing stranger, perhaps, than what happened in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, when unranked Mississippi rolled into town and rolled the No. 4 Florida Gators, is what happened on Sunday and Monday in Gainesville.

On Sunday, Gators' Coach Urban Meyer put his players through a rare, 90-minute practice under the lights, no doubt a signal that home losses to inferior opponents will no longer tolerated.

On Monday, Eric Brown, the 31-year-old minister at Gainesville's Campus Church of Christ, unveiled this message on his church's signage board: "Why I Pray for Tebow."

That would be Tim Tebow, Florida's junior quarterback and last year's Heisman Trophy winner.

To read why Brown prays for Tebow, take a look at the story chronicled by the Miami Herald.

Gator fans might wonder: Why did God stop Tebow on a fourth-and-one at the Ole Miss 32 in the final minute to preserve Mississippi's upset win?

Florida needed a Hail Mary, but ended up with the Lord's Prayer.

Florida plays this week at lowly Arkansas, which has allowed 101 points in its last two losses, which might prompt a sign from the Fayetteville Church of Christ: "Why I pray for Bobby Petrino."

-- Chris Dufresne

Photo: Tim Tebow (15) is stopped short of a first down in the closing moments against the Ole Miss Rebels at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Sept. 27, 2008 in Gainesville, Fla. Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

 
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