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The stories behind the 1971 Gator Flop

Originally Published: September 16, 2010
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

I'd heard about it plenty of times throughout the years. If you're a college football fan -- and especially if you're from South Florida -- you probably have, too.

The Gator Flop.

In case you don't know the story, here's the short version: Miami and Florida were both having miserable seasons when they squared off at the Orange Bowl for the final game of the 1971 season. But the game still had plenty of juice -- in part because of the schools' longtime rivalry ...

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