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Wednesday October 3, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Oct. 3, 1942

UT SpartansFor the fifth straight year, the Gators defeated in-state rival University of Tampa, this time on the road by the score of 26-6.

UF ceased its series vs. UT, the school on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, after a run from 1938-42.

The Spartans maintained a football program through 1974 and along the way produced players the likes of Freddie Solomon and John Matuszak. In their five-year era against the Gators, however, the Spartans combined to score just three touchdowns in those five meetings.

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