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Tuesday October 2, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Oct. 2, 1965

Robert Cade In unforgiving Gainesville heat and humidity, underdog Florida held off fifth-ranked LSU for a 14-7 victory.

Gators coach Ray Graves credited his team’s second-half stamina -- in 102-degree temperatures -- to an experimental energy drink given to the players during the game by UF professor and researcher Robert Cade.

Graves and his players nicknamed it “Cade’s Cola,” but eventually the drink got a different name.

That would, of course, be “Gatorade.

Forty-seven years later, more than 12 million bottles are chugged around the world each day.

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