SEC Football Preview: Florida State at Florida

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

Team Schedules/Results

Florida State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/05 Notre Dame L 38-41 Home
09/11 Jacksonville State L 17-20 Home
09/18 Wake Forest L 14-35 Away
09/25 Louisville L 23-31 Home
10/02 Syracuse W 33-30 Home
10/09 N Carolina W 35-25 Away
10/23 U Mass W 59-3 Home
10/30 Clemson L 20-30 Away
11/06 NC State L 14-28 Home
11/13 Miami (FL) W 31-28 Home
11/20 Boston Col W 26-23 Away
11/27 Florida 12:00 PM Away


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Fla Atlantic W 35-14 Home
09/11 S Florida W 42-20 Away
09/18 Alabama L 29-31 Home
09/25 Tennessee W 38-14 Home
10/02 Kentucky L 13-20 Away
10/09 Vanderbilt W 42-0 Home
10/16 LSU L 42-49 Away
10/30 Georgia L 7-34 Neutral
11/06 S Carolina L 17-40 Away
11/13 Samford W 70-52 Home
11/20 Missouri L 23-24 Away
11/27 Florida St 12:00 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Florida State Florida
ESPN FPI 51 26
Sagarin 60 40
Massey Composite 61 54
PiRate Ratings 51 37

Key Stats

Stat Florida State Florida
Points 28.2 33.5
Points Allowed 26.7 27.4
Total YDS 382.2 492.4
Pass YDS 201.5 264.8
Rush YDS 180.7 227.6
Total YDS Allowed 379.6 371.2
Pass YDS Allowed 234.5 213.5
Rush YDS Allowed 145.1 157.7
3rd Down Conv.% 34.0 43.6
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 38.5 36.8
Turnover margin 0.00 -0.80

Players to Watch

Florida State

QB Emory Jones, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Malik Davis, DL Zachary Carter, CB Kaiir Elam, LB Ventrell Miller, LB Brenton Cox, LB Mohamoud Diabate. State


QB Emory Jones, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Malik Davis, DL Zachary Carter, CB Kaiir Elam, LB Ventrell Miller, LB Brenton Cox, LB Mohamoud Diabate.


Florida State

[DE] 09/15/2021 – Byron Turner is out for season (Undisclosed)
[OL] 09/13/2021 – Dontae Lucas left the team (Personal)
[WR] 09/28/2021 – DeontA Sheffield is out for season (Left Team)
[DB] 11/20/2021 – Meiko Dotson is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[DE] 10/06/2021 – Dennis Briggs Jr. is out for season (Undisclosed)


[QB] 11/24/2021 – Anthony Richardson is “?” Saturday vs Florida State (Undisclosed)
[DB] 08/12/2021 – Jaydon Hill is out for season (ACL)
[LB] 09/15/2021 – Ventrell Miller is out for season (Biceps)


Florida State vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 36-26-2


This game pits Florida, which struggled earlier in the season but now is on a winning streak, against Florida which is in absolute disarray with its head coach and defensive coordinator both ousted. The Swamp can be a very intimidating environment to play in for a visiting team. However, I believe that with the Seminoles being on the upswing and the mess going on with Florida, Florida State should prevail in a close one.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 45, Florida State 28

Game Week Prediction

Florida State 30, Florida 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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