For the 64th time dating back to 1958, the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles will clash Saturday night. The Gators and ‘Noles are fixing to get it on in Gainesville, as the Gators are aiming to put a cap on a pretty terrific regular season.
The win for Florida a season ago snapped a five-game losing streak in this annual series, and was just the second win the Gators collected in the last 10 years. It’s been an FSU-dominated decade, which is a complete flip from how things were in the aughts when Florida won seven of the 10 matchups that occurred. Since 2010, FSU has won seven matchups conveniently enough. Based on how things have transpired this year... that will probably hold up.
The Gators are led of course by Kyle Trask, who is looking to finish the regular season strong. Trask has had a very good year under center, as the understudy for Feleipe Franks stepped in earlier this year and played tremendously throughout. While UF took some losses that upended their chances of playing in the SEC Championship Game, a New Year’s bowl game is still in reach. Given that we’ll know the fate of the Auburn Tigers, since the Iron Bowl will likely be over when this game starts, we’ll know if UF has a chance of crashing the NY6 or not.
FSU, meanwhile, is in transition of course. They fired Willie Taggart earlier this year but will be going bowling after reaching the six-win mark last week against Alabama State. They’ve won their last two games, with a victory over the Boston College Eagles coming before the aforementioned W over ‘Bama State. We’ll see if they can spoil the fun for Florida at The Swamp and if they can put a dent in their shot of being in a primo bowl game.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: SEC Network
Watch Online: WatchESPN
Spread: Florida -17
Moneyline: Florida -900 | FSU +600