Tebow to close his career vs. Cincy in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tim Tebow (bio) will play his final game for Florida against Big East champion Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl on January 1 at 8 PM on Fox 29.

The fifth-ranked Gators lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama on Saturday night to end their 22-game winning streak and hope of winning a third national title in four seasons.

But with a 12-1 record - and the most popular player in the sport in Tebow - Florida was an obvious fit in the Sugar Bowl, which has a long relationship with the SEC.

The Gators last played in the Sugar Bowl in 2001, when they lost to Miami.

The unbeaten and fourth-ranked Bearcats (12-0) are making their second straight BCS appearance and will be playing in the Sugar Bowl for the first time.

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