Tensions began before the Gators ever got to Baton Rouge. LSU fans found Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's cell-phone number and deluged him with mocking calls and text messages. Tebow wasn't intimidated by the stunt. After scoring a first-half touchdown, he ran toward the LSU student section and put his hand to his ear to mimic a phone call. Down 10 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers roared back behind battering ram Jacob Hester, who plowed through Florida defenders on two fourth-down plays to set up a two-yard touchdown run that capped LSU's eight-minute, 11-second, game-winning drive. A 28-24 win vaulted the Tigers to the top of the polls, and though they suffered two losses later that season, they still won the BCS title.
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