Florida coach Urban Meyer was right to be worried about his young Gators' first road trip.
Tim Tebow set a school record for quarterbacks with 166 yards rushing and accounted for four touchdowns Saturday to lead the third-ranked Gators to a difficult 30-24 win at Mississippi.
Despite Tebow's big numbers, it took a late Tony Joiner interception and a pair of time-consuming drives to put the pesky Rebels away in the defending national champions' first challenge of the season.
"I'm just anxious to get on the plane and get the hell out of here," Meyer said.
Meyer was concerned the Gators (4-0) weren't ready to travel after three home wins in which they averaged 55 points. Thirty-five players, including 18 true freshmen, were making their first road trip and Florida made a one-hour bus drive from nearby Tupelo before the game's early start.