Found November 24, 2012 on The Bull Gator:
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 not to hate as children, but this sort of hate is a different animal all together. It’s rivalry hate and we all have it flowing through our blood today. The Gators have a chance to finish the 2012 college football regular season with a record of 11-1 (7-1 SEC). That’s right, this Florida team already has 10 wins (Achievement Unlocked) and is one rivalry-fueled, 60-minute battle away from win 11. On the other side, FSU is in the same position. The Seminoles are also 10-1 with just one conference loss, looking to not add another L to the tally. These teams always want this one with an added sense of accomplishm...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Florida completes huge turnaround with romp at FSU

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...

Florida Gators Vs. Florida State Seminoles; Fred Taylor, Give Us The Strength To Just Win

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. The post Florida Gators Vs. Florida State Seminoles; Fred Taylor, Give Us The Strength To Just Win appeared first on The Bull Gator.

Gators show mettle in comeback win vs. FSU

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...

Gators ignore stats, run well on FSU

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.

No. 7 Florida 79, UCF 66

Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points, Scottie Wilbekin added a career-best 17 and No. 7 Florida beat UCF 79-66 Friday. The Gators (5-0) overcame a sluggish start, dominated the paint and pressed the Knights (3-2) into a bevy of turnovers. Boynton and Wilbekin benefited from the mismatches down low. Boynton, three days after spraining his left ankle, made 7 of 15 shots...

Boynton's 24 lifts No. 7 Florida past UCF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points, Scottie Wilbekin added a career-best 17 and No. 7 Florida beat UCF 79-66 Friday. The Gators (5-0) overcame a sluggish start, dominated the paint and pressed the Knights (3-2) into a bevy of turnovers. Boynton and Wilbekin benefited from the mismatches down low. Boynton, three days after spraining his left...

Sunshine State Showdown: Florida Gators vs Florida State Seminoles

If you are an FSU fan, you can (but shouldn’t) stop reading this right now. Hit the back button. You’re not going to like anything you see in this article. I hate the colors garnet and gold. I hate the stupid tomahawk chop. I hate the stupid horse that the Seminoles mascot rides around on. … Continue reading »

Florida State Seminoles vs. Florida Gators Preview and Prediction

Florida and Florida State don’t require much motivation when it comes to the annual meeting for bragging rights in the Sunshine State. However,...

Gator Hero

Name: Blane Donahue Team: Florida Gators Nominee Category: Bold Super Fan

Wilbekin's career night propels No. 7 Florida

The game plan for Central Florida was to force Scottie Wilbekin to hit shots. He did. The junior point guard recorded 17 points, five rebounds and eight assists, all career highs, while going 6-for-12 from the field. The starting lineup looked like it wouldn’t change until Wilbekin worked his way back, but he could force his way back after No. 7 Florida’s 79-66 win over UCF.

Roberson notches standout 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...

Prather makes impact in debut

Casey Prather didn’t waste time announcing his return to his teammates and all those in the O’Connell Center. Eighteen seconds after checking in during the second half, he skied for an offensive rebound, corralled it and went back up to draw a foul. The crowd noticed the effort, but it was the Florida bench that appreciated it the most. The junior has developed a knack for the athletic plays.

Video: Gators talk win

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.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.