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Monday September 10, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Sept. 10, 1983

Updated: 8:28am, September 10

USC logo Protecting a six-point lead in the final seconds on the road against Southern California, the Gators forced quarterback Sean Salisbury into a fourth-down incompletion to ice a huge win at the Coliseum.

So it seemed.

Florida was flagged for having 12 men on the field, giving the Trojans 15 yards and a first down.

Salisbury made UF pay with a 25-yard TD pass to Timmy Ware with no time on the clock to tie the game at 19, with the game-winning extra point pending.

But while USC fans went nuts, the Trojans blew the PAT attempt on a bad snap, allowing the Gators to escape from L.A. with a 19-19 tie against one of college football's storied programs.

Bobby Raymond kicked four field goals and safety Tony Lilly forced three fumbles and had a sack.

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