This time, the storm hit the LSU Tigers.
Florida (8-2) won the SEC East title with the 16-10 victory.
Derrius Guice was stopped on the final play as he lunged for the goal line to propel the Gators to the SEC Championship game against Alabama in two weeks.
On fourth down the Gators needed a stop with three seconds to go in the game.
The Ospreys, who trailed by 12 points with slightly more than six minutes remaining in the game, reduced their deficit to four over the next two minutes.
It's a formidable task, sure, but the Gators proved on Saturday that all things are possible.
"Look it's a ballgame".
Despite having a lackluster offense again, Jim McElwain is two-for-two in the SEC East at Florida. They got some guts, they've got some pride, they were called out - and you know, what amazes me is that people call people out when there's actually tragedy happening.
The Gators came out full of fire.
Florida improved its record to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the SEC, putting it into the SEC Championship game on December 3.
Then, on the final drive, they got to the one-yard line with three seconds left. UF held LSU (6-4, 4-3) to only 10 points on five trips inside the 7. A methodical drive that began at the LSU 16 reached first-and-goal for the Florida 4 before a one-yard gain, a sack and a short completion led to a 22-yard field goal.
Pineiro gave Florida a 16-10 lead moments later with a 34-yard kick that came after Gators freshman Vosean Joseph recovered Donte Jackson's fumbled kickoff at the LSU 21.
Florida's Jordan Sherit and Marcell Harris stuffed LSU running backs J.D. Their next game will be in Tallahassee, in another installment of one of the best rivalries in college football as they take on the Florida State Seminoles. But they beat SC last week, and they got the stop at the goal line they needed to go back to Atlanta, where they'll face a monumental challenge against the Crimson Tide (after a nonconfence game with Florida State next week).
"It was a grind game for us in the second half with the way (North Florida) came back", Tigers coach Johnny Jones said. "So just to send a little message that we're not just going to take whatever y'all trying to do".
Coming off the 94-56 trouncing at the hands of Miami, North Florida (1-3) had to make a statement. On top of Guice's lost fumble, the Tigers also botched a field goal try, as holder Josh Growden bobbled a snap and then floated an incomplete pass into the end zone. They even converted a fourth down to get into the red zone.