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Florida State football looks to continue dominance in the state of Florida

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Ever since joining the ACC in 1992, Florida State has excelled when playing football games in the state of Florida.

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When Florida State takes the field in Orlando against Ole Miss on Monday, the Seminoles will look to extend its 25-game winning streak among games played in Florida. The ‘Noles are currently a perfect 5-0 in games played at the Citrus Bowl (now known as Camping World Stadium) since joining the ACC, the site of its 2016 opener. In fact, since that 1992 season that marked FSU’s first in the conference, the team has flourished when playing games in state, regardless of the site.

Florida State has nine games scheduled in the state of Florida with six in Tallahassee, the neutral site game in Orlando against Ole Miss and on the road at USF and Miami. The last time the ‘Noles played nine regular season games in Florida was in 2012 when it went 9-1. Since joining the ACC in 1992, FSU is 159-35-1 (.837) when playing in state, and owns a 9-3 bowl game record. How does that compare to the other top dogs in Florida, the Gators and Hurricanes?

UF owns the second highest mark among the three teams with a 156-46-1 (.773) record with Miami 130-46 (.739) since ‘92. Both the Gators and Hurricanes have less success than Florida State in bowl games played in Florida. UM is 4-3 while the Florida Gators are 7-6. The ‘Noles are also the only ones of the three to never have a losing record during a season when playing in Florida.

When the teams matchup against each other, Florida State once again comes out on top. Since ‘92, combined against UF and UM, the ‘Noles are 29-21-1 with the ‘Canes and Gators both with losing records against its counterparts at 15-16 and 12-19-1 respectively.

If Florida State is able to get into the College Football Playoff and make it to the National Championship Game, it will add game No. 10 in the state of Florida, something the team has never done in school history.