1967

Florida 27
Georgia Tech 12

January 2, 1967 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Smith Runs Over Georgia Tech
Halfback Larry Smith rushed for 187 yards, including a third-quarter 94-yard touchdown sprint, as Florida rolled over eighth-ranked Georgia Tech 27-12.
 
Tech trailed 7-6 and was at the Florida six yard line in the third quarter when Bobby Downs intercepted a pass from the Yellow Jackets' Kim King. On the next play, Smith took a handoff from Heisman winner Steve Spurrier and went 94 yards to put the Gators up 14-6. Florida went on to dominate after Smith's run. Graham McKeel's second of his two one-yard touchdown runs and Larry Good's 25-yard run in the fourth quarter made it 27-6.
 
Tech scored the first touchdown of the day—a 10-yard pass from King to Craig Baynham—to take the initial 6-0 lead. The Jackets didn't score again until the fourth quarter when Jack Coons gathered in a 5-yard Harmon Wages' aerial. The Yellow Jackets' Lenny Snow was a bright spot, rushing for 110 yards and hauling in a 52-yard pass reception.
 
The 1967 Orange Bowl marked legendary Bobby Dodd's last appearance as head coach at Georgia Tech. Florida head coach Ray Graves had been Dodd's assistant at Georgia Tech for 14 years.
 

  FLA GT
First Downs 22 17
Rushing Attempts 48 46
Rushing Yards 284 197
Passes Attempted 32 22
Passes Completed 15 8
Had Intercepted 1 4
Passing Yards 165 122
Total Offense 449 319
Punts/Avg. 7/36.1 6/42.3
Fumbles/Lost  1/1 2/1
Penalties/Yards 4/32 5/41

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Florida 0 7 7 13 - 27
Georgia Tech 6 0 0 6 - 12

   
SCORING SUMMARY
GT: Baynham 10-yard pass from King (run failed); FLA: McKeel 1-yard run (Barfield kick); FLA: Smith 94-yard run (Barfield kick); FLA: McKeel 1-yard run (Barfield kick); FLA: Good 25-yard run (pass failed); GT: Coons 5-yard pass from Wages (pass failed) MOP: Larry Smith (Florida)
 
Florida Head Coach: Ray Graves
Georgia Tech Head Coach: Bobby Dodd