Florida vs. FSU: Live Blog and Updates from the Game
The final game of Florida's regular season is here, with the Florida State Seminoles (6-5, 4-4 ACC) visiting Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for rivalry weekend.
Florida looks to snap a four game losing streak at home to the Seminoles, and are heavily favored to do so. The spread favors the Gators (9-2, 6-2 SEC) at -17.5, according to OddsShark.
Stay tuned to the GatorMaven live blog for updates, takes, stats, and highlights from tonight's action.
10:46 P.M.: FSU misses a 44 yard field goal after taking over in Florida territory.
10:33 P.M.: Evan McPherson nails a field goal to the tune of 89,409 fans singing I Won't BakcDown acapella to begin the fourth quarter.
Florida 40, FSU 17.
10:13 P.M.: Cam Akers gets loose and scores... as Kyree Campbell and Dontae Lucas started going at it back near the LOS.
Florida 37, FSU 17. 4:53 left in 3Q.
10:05 P.M.: Emory Jones finds Van Jefferson on a slant route for a #Gators touchdown!
Florida leads 37-10 with 5:34 left in the third quarter.
9:53 P.M.: Freddie Swain's productive senior night ends early, as he's exited the game with a leg injury.
9:50 P.M.: Florida State moved the ball well, yet a bit unconventional, on their first drive to start the second half. However, they settle for a 38 yard field goal to make the score 30-10, Florida.
9:19 P.M.: HALFTIME: Florida leads FSU, 30-7.
9:16 P.M.: Evan McPherson nails a 50 yard field goal, and Florida extends their lead to 30-7. 10 seconds until halftime.
That's a career long for McPherson.
9:09 P.M.: Entering the game, Florida linebacker James Houston IV had recorded 11 pressures on 12 blitzes this year (per PFF). Make that 12/13 now. Crazy efficiency, and he adds his third sack of the year.
8:59 P.M.: Kyle Trask finds Van Jefferson in the backfield for another Gators touchdown! FSU defensive lineman Cory Durden injured on the play, he's from the Gainesville-Newberry area.
Gators lead 27-7, with 5:06 left until halftime.
8:52 P.M.: Zach Carter comes up with a huge sack on 3rd down. Started in place of Jabari Zuniga tonight.
8:43 P.M.: Safety Shawn Davis is injured for the Gators...
8:38 P.M.: Freddie Swain scores again, he's having a hell of a senior night. Four receptions for 55 yards and two scores.
Florida leads, 20-7, with 10:55 left until halftime.
8:21 P.M.: Dameon Pierce carries the ball from the one yard line and scores a touchdown!
Florida 13, FSU 7. 13:48 left until halftime.
8:16 P.M.: End of the first quarter, the game is tied 7-7.
All four senior Gators wide receivers have touched the ball.
8:02 P.M.: Florida State tie it up, as QB Jordan Travis scores a touchdown on a one-yard QB keeper.
7-7, 5:59 left in the first quarter.
7:51 P.M.: VIDEO - Florida honors its seniors on Senior Night. Each player had their names read off and hugged their family on the field.
Here's the order in which the senior Gators were announced.
7:48 P.M.: Freddie Swain takes a screen pass 19 yards for Florida's first score of the night. The senior receiver had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown on tthe opening drive.
7:40 P.M.: FSU wins the coin toss and defers, Florida gets the ball to kick things off.
7:40 P.M.: Despite being cleared to play earlier in the week, Gators defensive end Jabari Zuniga will not play in his final home game for Florida with an an
7:15 P.M.: Florida gives its fans a sneak peek of their new athletic facilities before the game. They had a lazy river and a pool in the renderings, which is cool.
7:08 P.M.: Interesting... Florida announces that Zach Carter will start at defensive end tonight instead of Jabari Zuniga. Head coach Dan Mullen said on Monday that Zuniga was cleared to play...
7:00 P.M.: Below is all of the information you need for Florida vs. FSU, including kickoff time, where you can watch/stream the game, important stories, and more!
7:00 P.M.: Check out the three key matchups for today's game:
7:00 P.M.: Sorry everyone, no black uniforms this season. Florida is rocking orange helmets and blue jerseys/pants. Maybe next year...
7:00 P.M.: Florida State offers injury and player updates prior to kickoff.