Florida State Seminoles (5-6) vs. Florida Gators (5-6)
November 27, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gators -2 / Florida State Seminoles +2; Over/Under: +59
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The Florida Gators meet the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday in week 13 college football action in the Sunshine Showdown at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Florida State Seminoles look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Florida Gators need a win after losing six of their last nine games.
The Florida State Seminoles have split their last four road games. Jordan Travis is completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,337 yards, 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Keyshawn Helton and Ontaria Wilson have combined for 608 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Andrew Parchment has 19 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 180.3 yards per contest, and Jashaun Corbin leads the way with 877 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 26.7 points and 379.6 yards per game. Jammie Robinson leads the Florida State Seminoles with 66 tackles, Jermaine Johnson II has 10.5 sacks and Travis Jay has 2 interceptions.
The Florida Gators have won three straight home games. Emory Jones is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 2,400 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Jacob Copeland and Justin Shorter have combined for 1,061 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Kemore Gamble has 27 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 215.5 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 674 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 27.1 points and 363.5 yards per game. Mohamoud Diabate leads the Florida Gators with 83 tackles, Brenton Cox Jr. has 8 sacks and Rashad Torrence II has 2 interceptions.
The Seminoles are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 10-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Seminoles last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Gators last 5 vs. ACC. The Seminoles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Florida.
The Florida State Seminoles are playing the better football entering this contest, and they’re coming off big wins over Miami and Boston College. The Florida Gators have been a mess on both sides of the ball for a month or so, and now they just fired head coach Dan Mullen. It’s easy to be down on the Gators right now, however, coach firings do tend to light a fire under a team. This is also senior day, and the winner of this game becomes bowl eligible. I have to give the edge to the home team. I’ll back the Gators.