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Thursday October 4, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Oct. 4, 1997

Updated: 10:45am, October 4

Bo Carroll Bo Carroll returned the opening kickoff against Arkansas 94 yards for a touchdown and the rout was on.

The No. 1-ranked Gators defeated the Razorbacks 56-7, as UF’s defense set a school record by holding Arkansas to minus-56 yards rushing, thanks to seven sacks and the kickoff by Carroll (right), who needed just 16 seconds to give Florida the lead for good.

"I'd been waiting all year for a hole like that one my blockers gave me," said the speedy Carroll. "I just hit it."

With the win, the reigning national and four-time SEC champion Gators extended their record run of SEC wins to 25 straight.

That streak would end the following week at LSU.

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