That was Tim Tebow's worst game ever.
That is the bad news from last night's Mississippi State game.
He threw the ball poorly, with mediocre efficiency and inconsistent decision-making. He wasn't effective running the ball in the red zone. And -- oh -- those two "pick-6s."
(This is fairly unimportant, but it is fair to say that Tebow's Heisman hopes been derailed -- if not eliminated completely, as there is still 6 games left in the regular season + SEC title game.)
Here's truly how bad the game was for Tebow: He did not speak to the media after the game, for the first time in his career (at least as a starter).
If that isn't the ultimate symbol of his most frustrating game as a QB, I don't know what is.
Here is the good news: The Gators won the game -- in the end, decisively. This was no Arkansas-style close-call.
And, despite the ignominy of the two interceptions returned for TDs, Tim Tebow tied Herschel Walker's SEC record for career rushing TDs -- which he can break next week versus Georgia.
But -- make no mistake -- this was as bad a game as there has ever been for Tim Tebow.
And yet the Gators still won, in an insanely hostile road environment, against a team that had maximum advantage in terms of Xs and Os understanding of Tebow and Florida's offense.
What a dichotomy.
Complete analysis of all of the topics listed above coming tomorrow and throughout the week. Suffice to say, Tebow needs to shake this one off and start preparing for Georgia.