Nov 24, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Terrence Brooks (31) tackles Florida Gators running back Trey Burton (8) during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Gators won 37-26. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Gator Gameday: Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles


 

All your gameday info needed for the Florida Gators matchup against the Florida State Seminoles.

Florida Gators (4-7, 3-5 SEC)

Head Coach: Will Muschamp

Captains: Seniors Solomon Patton, Jon Halapio, Jaylen Watkins, Darrin Kitchens

#2 Florida State Seminoles (11-0, 8-0 ACC)

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher

Captains (season): Lamarcus Joyner, Bryan Stork, Telvin Smith, Christian Jones, Kenny Shaw, Terrence Brooks, Gerald Demps, Chad Abram, Dan Hicks, Phillip Doumar, Demonte McAllister

Last Meeting: Florida won 37-26

Last Meeting in Gainesville: Florida State won 21-7

Overall Series: Florida leads 35-21-2, Florida leads 20-9-1 at home

 

Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field

Time: 12:00 pm EST

TV: ESPN

Online Live Stream: ESPN3

Audio: GatorVision

Line: Florida State -27.5 (44 Over/Under)

 

Game Day Quote:

 “Our bowl game. We have a chance to go out there and resolve our whole season playing against the No. 2 team in the nation. And they’re a very good team.” – Senior Offensive Lineman Jon Halapio

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Summary:

It’s the battle for the Governor’s Cup, but the two teams seem to be going in different directions. Florida is mired in a six-game losing streak, while Florida State has won 13 in a row, their last loss coming at the hands of the Gators in 2012. There will be plenty to fight for in this rivalry with the UF trying to end the season with a win and FSU trying to get to the BCS National Championship. Florida will be heavy underdogs but there is hope. Last time the Seminoles came into The Swamp with the number two ranking, the Gators spoiled their chances at playing for a national championship, beating the Noles 32-29 in 1997. For Florida to send their seniors out on a high note, they’ll have to make some plays offensively with wide receiver Solomon Patton and running back Kelvin Taylor. And the defense, without their top two tacklers, will have to come out and hold a Florida State team that’s averaging 55.2 points per game. It may seem like a long shot for the Gators, but all they have to do is look back to last week. It was thought to be impossible Georgia Southern could come to Gainesville and beat Florida. Even though they’ll be missing a ton of injured players, the Gators still have talent and a desire to beat their hated rival. With these rivalry games, you can usually throw records out the window. Either way, “In all kinds of weather”, right Gator fans?

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