2002 FedEx Orange Bowl
68th Orange Bowl
BCS Bowl Game
1234 Total
Florida 1414217 56
Maryland 73013 23
DateJanuary 2, 2002
StadiumPro Player Stadium
LocationMiami, Florida
MVPFlorida WR Taylor Jacobs
FavoriteFlorida by 14.5 (58) [1]
RefereeJames Sprenger (Pac-10)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersBrad Nessler and Bob Griese
Nielsen ratings9.5[2]
Orange Bowl
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The 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Florida Gators and the ACC champion Maryland Terrapins on January 2, 2002. Florida defeated Maryland 56–23.[3] The game was part of the 2001–2002 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season and was the concluding game of the season for both teams. The Orange Bowl was first played in 1935, and the 2002 game was the 68th edition of the Orange Bowl. The contest was televised in the United States on ABC.

This was Steve Spurrier's last game as coach of the Florida Gators as he resigned two days after the game.


  1. ^ "Orange Bowl Odds: College football". Vegasinsider. January 1, 2003. p. C10. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "BCS Game Results". orangebowl.org. September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "Maryland sees red in Orange Bowl embarrassment". CBS Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved September 2, 2011.