SEC Football Preview: Florida State at Florida

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Florida hosts rival Florida State on Saturday in Gainesville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Florida State

3-Sep vs. LSU W 45 – 24
9-Sep vs. Southern Miss W 66 – 13
16-Sep at Boston College W 31 – 29
23-Sep at Clemson W 31 – 24
7-Oct vs. Virginia Tech W 39 – 17
14-Oct vs. Syracuse W 41 – 3
21-Oct vs. Duke W 38 – 20
28-Oct at Wake Forest W 41 – 16
4-Nov at Pittsburgh W 24 – 7
11-Nov vs. Miami (FL) W 27 – 20
18-Nov vs. North Alabama W 58 – 13
25-Nov at Florida
2-Dec vs. Louisville

Florida

31-Aug at Utah L 11 – 24
9-Sep vs. McNeese W 49 – 7
16-Sep vs. Tennessee W 29 – 16
23-Sep vs. Charlotte W 22 – 7
30-Sep at Kentucky L 14 – 33
7-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 38 – 14
14-Oct at South Carolina W 41 – 39
28-Oct vs. Georgia L 20 – 43
4-Nov vs. Arkansas L 36 – 39
11-Nov at LSU L 35 – 52
18-Nov at Missouri L 31 – 33
25-Nov vs. Florida State

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Florida State Florida
ESPN FPI 9 38
Sagarin 13 43
Massey Composite 7 57
PiRate Ratings 8 31

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Florida St.
Florida
48
94
4
10
0.414
0.361
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida St.
Florida
3
46
2
6
0.269
0.366
4th Down Conversion Pct Florida St.
Florida
83
98
10
8
0.471
0.429
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
Florida St.
4
55
2
8
0.250
0.500
Blocked Kicks Florida
Florida St.
22
22
4
4
2
2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Florida St.
Florida
45
124
7
13
1
4
Blocked Punts Florida 17 3 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Florida
Florida St.
73
73
10
11
1
1
Completion Percentage Florida
Florida St.
3
39
1
3
0.730
0.641
Defensive TDs Florida St. 22 3 2
Fewest Penalties Florida
Florida St.
86
93
7
9
71
74
Fewest Penalties Per Game Florida
Florida St.
88
94
7
9
6.45
6.73
Fewest Penalty Yards Florida
Florida St.
40
112
3
14
505
706
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Florida
Florida St.
40
114
3
14
45.91
64.18
First Downs Defense Florida St.
Florida
24
31
5
5
190
196
First Downs Offense Florida
Florida St.
29
51
4
7
247
235
Fumbles Lost Florida St.
Florida
12
76
1
13
3
7
Fumbles Recovered Florida St.
Florida
37
97
6
7
7
4
Kickoff Return Defense Florida
Florida St.
7
104
2
9
14.93
22.60
Kickoff Returns Florida St.
Florida
4
66
1
9
27.92
20.13
Net Punting Florida St.
Florida
2
11
1
2
44.06
42.45
Passes Had Intercepted Florida St.
Florida
2
4
1
1
2
4
Passes Intercepted Florida St.
Florida
79
127
8
14
8
3
Passing Offense Florida St.
Florida
17
28
2
6
289.5
275.0
Passing Yards Allowed Florida St.
Florida
15
85
3
9
183.5
235.1
Passing Yards per Completion Florida St.
Florida
21
97
2
13
13.84
11.08
Punt Return Defense Florida St.
Florida
45
57
5
8
6.20
7.00
Punt Returns Florida
Florida St.
36
43
7
6
10.79
10.15
Red Zone Defense Florida St.
Florida
16
108
4
10
0.750
0.892
Red Zone Offense Florida St.
Florida
17
19
1
5
0.913
0.911
Rushing Defense Florida St.
Florida
43
86
5
12
139.6
161.5
Rushing Offense Florida St.
Florida
62
77
10
9
162.3
150.2
Sacks Allowed Florida St.
Florida
36
110
4
11
1.55
3.00
Scoring Defense Florida St.
Florida
12
85
1
13
16.9
27.9
Scoring Offense Florida St.
Florida
7
49
1
8
40.1
29.6
Tackles for Loss Allowed Florida St.
Florida
41
100
5
11
5.00
6.45
Team Passing Efficiency Florida St.
Florida
17
20
1
6
160.43
156.44
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Florida St.
Florida
5
121
1
14
100.87
151.71
Team Sacks Florida St.
Florida
12
98
2
14
2.91
1.73
Team Tackles for Loss Florida St.
Florida
27
111
5
13
6.5
4.6
Time of Possession Florida
Florida St.
8
63
2
8
32:56
30:03
Total Defense Florida St.
Florida
24
91
4
11
323.1
396.6
Total Offense Florida St.
Florida
17
40
2
6
451.7
425.2
Turnover Margin Florida St.
Florida
7
97
1
13
0.91
-0.36
Turnovers Gained Florida St.
Florida
60
127
8
14
15
7
Turnovers Lost Florida St.
Florida
1
19
1
5
5
11
Winning Percentage Florida St.
Florida
1
69
1
10
1.000
0.455

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Florida State

QB Jordan Travis, WR Johnny Wilson, RB Trey Benson, OL Maurice Smith, TE Kyle Morlock, Akeem Dent, LB DJ Lundy, DL Patrick Payton, DB Tatum Bethune, DB Renardo Green.

Florida

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

INJURIES

Florida State


Player POS Status
H. Williams WR Ques Sat – Foot
D. Williamson WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
J. Travis QB out for season – Leg
D. Jackson Jr. DL out for season – Eligibility

Florida


Player POS Status
J. Pyburn LB Ques Sat – Lower Body
G. Mertz QB out for season – Collarbone
A. Jean WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
J. Odom TE Out indefinitely – Concussion
C. Douglas WR Late Nov – Leg
K. Wilson S Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
S. James LB out for season – Knee
C. Jones OL out for season – Redshirt
K. Zipperer TE Out indefinitely – Knee
J. Miller III QB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
C. Carroll RB out for season – Knee
J. Boone DL out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Florida State vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 37-27-2

COMMENTS

Florida State is 11-0 and on a roll. They may very well make it to the playoff if they win this game and then the ACC Championship game. Florida has been up and down. I don’t see the Gators being able to knock off FSU but they are playing in Gainesville. The Seminoles should win by at least 10.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida St 28, Florida 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida State 35, Florida 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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