Florida State vs. Florida is finally here. With a Florida win, its bowl hopes still are alive despite a 5-6 record. An FSU win would get the Seminoles to five wins with a victory next week at home vs. ULM clinching bowl eligibility.
The meeting between the two schools on Saturday will be the 62nd all-time meeting with UF holding the 34-25-2 edge. Despite that mark, it is Florida State who has taken over the series in recent years winning six of the past seven meetings. The last time the Gators beat the Seminoles in Gainesville was back in 2009. To put that into perspective, the starting quarterbacks were E.J.Manuel for the ’Noles and Tim Tebow for UF.
The Gators have not scored an offensive touchdown against the Seminoles since the second quarter of the 2014 showdown — over 10 quarters ago. UF has only been able to reach the end zone two times on offense in its past four games vs. FSU.
Time, TV channel, and streaming info
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Steve Spurrier- Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in the city of Gainesville in the state of Florida in the United States of America.
- TV: ESPN
- Streaming: WatchESPN
- Listen: Local Tallahassee 103.1 FM, click here for a full list of affiliates
- Satellite Radio: Sirius 80, XM 80
- Odds: FSU is a five point favorite. The over/under is 43.5 points.
Both teams have had their struggles with offense as Florida State’s 18.1 points per game vs. FBS opponents ranks just behind UF’s 22.1 points per game.
James Blackman, true freshman quarterback for Florida State, had a nice boost to his morale vs. Delaware State, when he threw for a career high three touchdowns and 179 passing yards.
For Florida, Crawfordville, Fla. native Feleipe Franks has yet to throw for over 212 yards this season and has only amassed 155+ yards three times. In his last four games, the freshman has only completed 46.4% of his passes.
This game will more than likely come down to the defenses. Florida is struggling with both injuries and suspensions and only had 52 scholarship players available last Saturday vs. UAB.