SEC Football Preview: Florida at Florida State

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Rivals Florida and Florida State will battle on Friday in Tallahassee. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Florida

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Utah 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 29-26
9/10 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 16-26
9/17 vs. South Florida 7:30 PM ET SECN W 31-28
9/24 at Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS L 33-38
10/2 vs. Eastern Washington 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 52-17
10/8 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET ESPNU W 24-17
10/15 vs. LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 35-45
10/29 vs. Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ L 20-42
11/5 at Texas A&M 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 41-24
11/12 vs. South Carolina 4:00 PM ET SECN W 38-6
11/19 at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM ET SECN L 24-31
11/25 at Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC

Florida State

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 vs. Duquesne 5:00 PM ET ACCN W 47-7
9/4 vs. LSU 7:30 PM ET ABC W 24-23
9/16 at Louisville 7:30 PM ET ESPN W 35-31
9/24 vs. Boston College 8:00 PM ET ACCN W 44-14
10/1 vs. Wake Forest 3:30 PM ET ABC L 21-31
10/8 at North Carolina State 8:00 PM ET ACCN L 17-19
10/15 vs. Clemson 7:30 PM ET ABC L 28-34
10/29 vs. Georgia Tech 12:00 PM ET ACCN W 41-16
11/5 at Miami (FL) 7:30 PM ET ABC W 45-3
11/12 at Syracuse 8:00 PM ET ACCN W 38-3
11/19 vs. Louisiana 12:00 PM ET CHSS W 49-17
11/25 vs. Florida 7:30 PM ET ABC

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Florida Florida State
ESPN FPI 30 11
Sagarin 21 16
Massey Composite 35 15
PiRate Ratings 31 9

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

Stat Florida Florida State
Scoring Offense 31.2 35.4
Scoring Defense 27.3 18.0
Total Offense 439.5 473.7
Rushing Offense 209.3 217.0
Passing Offense 230.2 256.7
Team Passing Eff. 133.5 158.0
Scoring Offense 31.2 35.4
Total Defense 408.5 293.4
Rushing Defense 171.5 138.0
Pass Yards Allowed 236.9 155.4
Team Pass Eff. Def. 135.41 117.37
Turnover Margin 0.91 0.18
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.399 0.514
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.368
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.483 0.320
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.400 0.611
Red Zone Offense 0.750 0.836
Red Zone Defense 0.841 0.824
Net Punting 43.5 38.3
Punt Returns 8.8 11.6
Kickoff Returns 20.4 24.8
First Downs Offense 225 263
First Downs Defense 246 199
Penalties/Game 6.2 7.1
Penalty Yards/Game 43.5 64.1

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Florida

QB Anthony Richardson, LB Brenton Cox, DL Gervin Dexter, OL Kingsley Eguakun, LB Ventrell Miller, OL O’Cyrus Torrence, RB Nay’Quan Wright, DB Trey Dean III, LS Marco Ortiz.

Florida State

QB Jordan Travis, RB Treshaun Ward, WR Mycah Pittman, OL Dillan Gibbons, DL Derrick Mclendon Ii, CB Jammie Robinson, LB Kalen Deloach.

INJURIES

Florida

[WR] Ricky Pearsall (Lower Body)-Questionable
[WR] Ja’Quavion Fraziars (Shoulder)-Questionable
[WR] Xzavier Henderson (Lower Body)-Questionable
[CB] Devin Moore (Shoulder)-Out
[TE] Arlis Boardingham (Upper Body)-Out
[TE] Keon Zipperer (Knee)-Out
[OL] David Conner (Redshirt)-Out
[QB] Jack Miller III (Thumb)-Out

Florida State

[WR] Darion Williamson (Undisclosed)-Out
[WR] Winston Wright Jr. (Leg)-Out
[LB] Stephen Dix Jr. (Shoulder)-Out
[OL] Bless Harris (Arm)-Out

Source: statfox.com

Florida vs. Florida State Football Series History

Florida leads 37-26

COMMENTS

I give Florida State the edge here. They are better than Florida statistically both offensively and defensively. I also think Florida is a little demoralized after losing at Vandy. Playing at Tallahassee should also help the Seminoles’ cause.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida 22, Florida State 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida State 38, Florida 28

Friday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ABC Network.

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