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Thursday October 11, 2012On this date in Gators history: Oct. 11, 1969

John Bob“Super Sophs” John Reaves and Carlos Alvarez hooked up for a two-point conversion with 2:14 to play for an 18-17 victory over Tulane at Tampa Stadium.

The game was a homecoming for Reaves (left), who played his prep football five miles away from the stadium at Robinson High School, but the result was much closer than expected after UF open the season with three resounding victories.

“We won and maybe learned some lessons,” Coach Ray Graves said. “There is no such thing as a bad victory.”

Reaves connected with Alvarez for 11 passes, 146 yards, one touchdown and the decisive two-point try.

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