1960 LSU-UF Wristband RobberyPosted by DubyaMiles on 10/5/12 at 7:42 am 00
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1960: Wristband Robbery
Throughout the first half of the 1960 game, in which the Tigers were favored in Baton Rouge, LSU quarterback Jimmy Field effectively moved the ball time and again using plays from his wristband. But in the second quarter, with LSU up 10-0, the Gators sent a nine man blitz against Field. He never saw it coming, and a sea of Gators piled on top of him. When he came out of the mass of bodies, his wristband was gone.
The wristband contained all the plays LSU would run out of different formations. This was why the Gators wanted it - because then they would only have to defend five plays instead of thirty-five. The Gators used the stolen information to hold Field to just 12 yards passing in the second half, with a lone first down. Thanks to the purloined info, the Gators came back to win 13-10. Only when the game was over did Florida return the stolen wristband. A Gator coach gave it to an official, saying one of his players had found it on the field.