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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

As part of the new look of, the website's history section has been greatly expanded. The history section includes many stories that highlight the rich tradition from the first 75 years of the Classic, including stories on No. 1 teams and Heisman Trophy winners, a ranking of the top Sugar Bowls of all-time, photo galleries of the game's Most Valuable Players and all of the game program covers, as well as recaps and statistics from each game. The site's history section will continue to expand and this week in recognition of Florida's return to the New Orleans Classic, the Allstate Sugar Bowl turns back the clock to the year 1997. An implausible sequence of events late in the regular season and in the Rose Bowl, set up the Sugar Bowl to be a de facto National Championship game as the third-ranked Florida Gators, led by Danny Wuerffel, had a chance for revenge against the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles and powerful running back Warrick Dunn. Also included is a special preview feature showing the events that led to the title being decided in the Big Easy.

Click here for the 1997 recap.

Click here for the full History section.