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Final: Florida 24, Oklahoma 14

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

MIAMI -- That chomping sound you heard late Thursday night in Dolphin Stadium was Florida sinking its teeth into another BCS national championship.

Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin played like the stars they are, but they had plenty of help in leading the Gators to a 24-14 victory over Oklahoma for their second national title in the last three years.

Tebow shook off two first-half interceptions and passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns, capped by his trademark jump pass to David Nelson for a 4-yard touchdown to pretty much seal the Sooners' fate with 3:07 to play. He also rushed for 109 yards on 22 carries, the most he's carried the ball all season.

This one meant even more to Tebow than the 2006 national title. He was just a part-time player on that team, more of a specialty player.

But this was his team.

Harvin, playing on a sprained ankle, was equally spectacular. He rushed for 121 yards and also added 49 yards receiving.

The Gators had plenty of stars on this team, and they played that way on Thursday.

But similar to the SEC championship game win over Alabama, Florida had other guys stepping up, too.

Defensive tackle Torrey Davis made a huge play to stop Oklahoma on fourth-and-goal at the Gators' 1 in the second quarter. Dustin Doe blocked a field goal attempt, and Ahmad Black came up with a clutch interception with the Sooners driving in the fourth quarter.

The Gators' defense held the high-scoring Sooners to a season-low 14 points. This was the same Oklahoma offense that had scored more than 60 points in five straight games entering Thursday's game.

But Florida made one key defensive play after another to keep Oklahoma and Sam Bradford at bay. Ultimately, that was the story of the game for the Gators. They refused to allow Oklahoma to capitalize on several scoring chances in the first quarter.

It's the fourth BCS national championship for the SEC in the last six years.

It's also the first time since 1978-80 that one conference has won three straight national championships. Alabama shared the title with Southern California in 1978, was the consensus champion in 1979 and Georgia was consensus champion in 1980.