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A year after calling his team soft following an embarrassing home loss to Florida State, Florida coach Will Muschamp watched many of those same players rip the Seminoles 37-26 on Saturday.
They clinched one of the best regular seasons in school history with a win more convincing than the final score.
No. 5 Florida (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) now awaits its bowl invitation a bit wistfully. The Gators know that only a 17-9 loss to Georgia a month ago prevents them from playing Alabama in this Saturday's SEC title game, where the winner will likely be Notre Dame's opponent in the BCS national championship game Jan. 7.
Meanwhile, No. 13 Florida State (10-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) must get ready to play Georgia Tech in the ACC title game Saturday.
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It’s close now. The rivalry has returned to the heights where it belongs and today we will witness the No. 4 Florida Gators take on the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles. Hatred is plentiful just two days after we all gave thanks. That’s how it is meant to be though. There’s a purpose to the hatred between two bitter rivals and we all accept it as the norm. We’re taught...
As the Florida Gators prepare to face their hated rivals, the Florida State Seminoles, we ask you, Fred Taylor, to give the strength to just win.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. This one meant a lot. And after it was over, no one was calling the Gators soft.
Certainly not head coach Will Muschamp.
The Gators (fourth in the BCS) closed out an 11-1 regular season that no one predicted three months ago by coming from behind for a 37-26 win over No. 10 Florida State on Saturday.
A season after needing a Gator Bowl victory over Ohio State...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The statistics weren’t in Florida’s favor. Florida State came into Saturday with the nation’s top rush defense, allowing 70.6 yards per game and 2.3 yards per carry. The Gators ran for 244 yards at Doak Campbell Stadium, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. It didn’t surprise head coach Will Muschamp as much as the stats suggested. Florida knew it could run the ball.
If you ever needed proof that Nick Saban only cares about “fairness” when it benefits him or his team, this is it.
When asked about how he feels about the loser of Saturday’s SEC Championship dropping below the Florida Gators and losing a spot in the Sugar Bowl, Saban says that it isn’t fair. And to top it off, he goes as far as to say that since Florida didn’t win the...
First Down. The Florida Gators are ranked 5th in both the AP and Coaches Top 25 polls and it just doesn't seem right (#4 in BCS). They've beaten three teams currently ranked in the Top 10 (LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina). For comparison, Notre Dame has beaten just three teams currently ranked in the entire Top 25. Florida's only loss came to 11-1 Georgia in a game...
The Gators knew it was coming, Marcus Roberson said. Though the orange and blue came out swinging in Tallahassee Saturday afternoon, clinching the lead first, the Gators knew the garnet and gold would strike back — it was just a matter of when. The Noles’ time to rise arrived in the second half of the rivalry game, but so did Roberson’s huge plays, eventually carrying Florida...
Several Gators had big contributions to Florida's 37-26 victory over the Seminoles. Running back Mike Gillislee broke 1,000-yards on the season with a 140-yard performance. Kicker Caleb Sturgis broke the Florida career field goal record (previously 67) and now holds the top spot with 69 field goals. Cornerback Marcus Roberson added a 50-yard punt return and an interception in the win.