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Gameday Central: Florida at Florida State

The last chance for the Seminoles to salvage the bowl streak will be against rival Florida. HERE WE GO.

Gameday Central

Florida at Florida State 12:00 PM ET

Watch: ABC/WatchESPN

Listen: ‘Nole Radio Network, Gator Radio Network

Weather: With some luck, we’ll avoid rain for the duration of the game. We’ll have overcast skies with about a 30% chance of light showers. There will be comfortable fall temperatures hanging around 70 degrees. Winds will be WNW at 5 MPH.

The Spread: Florida State opened as a 3 point underdog. Respectable for a 5-6 team playing the 11th ranked team in all the land. Betting must have come in strong for the Gators as the line now sits at UF by 7.5. See the rest of your college football spreads here.

Game Coverage: Nolecast Preview, Opponent Q&A, Taggart Interview, Barnett Interview, Staff Predictions

Well, here we are. Florida State fought for a win last week to give themselves an opportunity to save the bowl streak. The ‘Noles will need their second win streak of the season (ouch) to make it happen. Just as important as the bowl itself, the ‘Noles would get the extra practice time that comes with it.

It’s been a rough year. The problems were apparent early and not much has gotten better after that thrashing in the first game against Virginia Tech. Sure there are bright spots on the defense, some of the young players are playing great, and the coaching staff has managed a disaster on offensive line as best they can. But that’s about as much as there is to hang your hat on. A win today isn’t necessarily a break or make game for this new coaching staff or program. The problems will not go away with a win, and there needs to be a ton of work put in on the recruiting trail. But with a win and a bowl game, maybe it will provide a momentum boost for all the work that needs to be done in this rebuild.

Florida at Florida State Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

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It’s been a terrible season of football. Make that two seasons in a row now. But we’ve almost made it to the important off-season recruiting time where hope springs eternal. Let’s trudge through these last couple weeks before the bowl games, shall we? SB Nation tells you what to watch, when, and why.

Time (p.m. ET) WATCH THIS Maybe watch It's football
Noon #4 Michigan at #10 Ohio State, Fox Georgia Tech at #5 Georgia, SECN WKU at Louisiana Tech, CBSSN
- - #11 Florida at Florida State, ABC Navy at Tulane, ESPNU
- - #20 Syracuse at Boston College, ESPN -
- - Baylor at Texas Tech, FS1 -
- - Marshall at FIU, Stadium -
- - Purdue at Indiana, ESPN2 -
- - NC State at North Carolina, ACCN -
12:30 - Wake Forest at Duke, ACCN -
1 - - Old Dominion at Rice, ESPN+
2 - Georgia Southern at Georgia State, ESPN+ New Mexico State at Liberty, WatchESPN
- - Elon at Wofford, WatchESPN Duquesne at Towson, WatchESPN
- - Stony Brook at SEMO, WatchESPN -
2:30 - Troy at Appalachian State, ESPN+ Wyoming at New Mexico, MWC
3 - UL Lafayette at ULM, ESPN+ Southern Miss at UTEP, ESPN+
- - UAB at MTSU, WatchESPN UIW at Montana State, WatchESPN
- - Stanford at UCLA, P12N Delaware at JMU, WatchESPN
3:30 - Auburn at #1 Alabama, CBS Illinois at #19 Northwestern, BTN
- - Maryland at #12 Penn State, ABC SMU at Tulsa, CBSSN
- - #24 Pitt at Miami, ESPN Temple at UConn, ESPNU
- - Arizona State at Arizona, FS1 -
- - Minnesota at Wisconsin, ESPN2 -
4 - Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SECN Arkansas State at Texas State, WatchESPN
- - - Rutgers at Michigan State, Fox
- - - San Diego at Nicholls, WatchESPN
5 - Grambling vs. Southern, NBCSN Lamar at Northern Iowa, WatchESPN
6 - - Charlotte at FAU, Stadium
7 - South Carolina at #2 Clemson, ESPN #15 Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2
- - Kansas State at #25 Iowa State, FS1 San Jose State at Fresno State, ESPNU
- - Colorado at Cal, P12N -
7:30 #7 LSU at #22 Texas A&M, SECN - ETSU at Jacksonville State, WatchESPN
8 - #3 Notre Dame at USC, ABC -
- - Oklahoma State at TCU, Fox -
9:30 - - Nevada at UNLV, CBSSN
10 #21 Utah State at #23 Boise State, ESPN BYU at #17 Utah, FS1 -
10:30 - Hawaii at San Diego State, ESPNU -