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LIVE UPDATES: Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators

NoleGameday is inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to provide LIVE updates throughout the afternoon.

The Florida State Seminoles will play their final game of the regular season on the road against the Florida Gators. The Seminoles are set for a showdown in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a Gators team that is also battling for bowl eligibility. Florida fired head coach Dan Mullen over the weekend and will be led by interim coach Greg Knox on senior day. The winner of this game will send the other home for the offseason.

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We'll be looking out for a couple of different things pregame. On Florida State's side, we'll be monitoring the status of players such as wide receiver Keyshawn Helton, offensive tackle Darius Washington, and defensive tackle Jarrett Jackson, among others. There have been rumors that Florida starting quarterback Emory Jones could be out for the game. We should have an answer on that prior to the noon kickoff.

The weather projects to be beautiful in Gainesville this afternoon. It's projected to be 60 degrees at kickoff, partly cloudy, with no rain in sight.

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- Players from both teams are out on the field stretching and getting in some early warmup work.

- Keyshawn Helton is fully dressed out and warming up.

- The quarterbacks just took the field. All three scholarship quarterbacks (Jordan Travis, McKenzie Milton, Tate Rodemaker) are throwing passes.

- The majority of the offense just ran on the field. Offensive tackle Darius Washington is in full pads and looks ready to go after being injured against Boston College.

- Both teams have their full rosters out on the field. Florida is in all blue with orange helmets. Florida State is in its traditional road whites with gold pants.

- The Marching Chiefs are getting ready across the stadium.

- Helton is running routes during pregame. It looks like he'll be back this afternoon.

- Defensive tackle Jarrett Jackson is also in full pads and seems to be ok after being carted off against the Eagles last week.

- After rumors that he was unavailable to play, Emory Jones will start for the Florida Gators at quarterback.

- Florida is honoring its seniors prior to the game.

- Florida State comes busting out of the tunnel to a chorus of boos. It's time for some football.


- Florida State will kick off to start the game. 

- Jammie Robinson lays a stick to start the game but the Gators get nine yards.

- False start on Florida. Second and 6.

- Anthony Richardson converts on third and short but limps off the field after the play.

- Derrick McClendon gets to Jones but he's able to complete the pass for a first down.

- Jammie Robinson gets beat down the sideline, misses a tackle, and Florida turns it into a 47-yard touchdown. It took just over four minutes for the Gators to score.

- Gators lead 7-0 with 10:54 to play in the first quarter.

- Florida State's first offensive drive will start at its own 36.

- Jordan Travis is sacked on third down and he seems to be favoring his throwing shoulder.

- Travis just walked into the medical tent on Florida State's sideline.

- Alex Mastromanno's punt goes for just 15 yards. Florida takes over in FSU territory.

- The Gators go three and out and Florida will punt it back. Johnson put pressure on Jones on third down.

- Ontaria Wilson fair catches the punt around the 11-yard line.

- Jordan Travis is back at quarterback.

- Jashaun Corbin gains about four yards up the middle.

- Travis finds Ontaria Wilson on a short slant. Third and one. 

- Corbin fights for the first down conversion and makes the line to gain.

- Travis uses a pump-fake to find a wide-open Ja'Khi Douglas on a backside wheel route. 17-yard gain for the Seminoles.

- Travis keeps it himself and scrambles into Florida territory for another first down.

- McKenzie Milton just came in for Travis. It doesn't look like he can throw the football.

- Bad snap on Milton's first play and it's suddenly third and 23. 

- The Seminoles try to set up a screen and it goes for a big loss. Florida State will punt.

- Mastromanno's punt rolls to the Florida four. Seminoles need a big stop.

- DJ Lundy and Brownlee combine for a tackle for loss. Second and 13.

- The Seminoles hold on third down and Florida will punt for the second time.

-  FSU takes over near its own 20.

- Milton stays in at quarterback on Florida State's third offensive possession.

- Milton lofts the ball over the middle and it's not even close to a receiver. Florida intercepts the pass.

- On the ensuing play, Keir Thomas gets pressure on Jones and forces a bad throw. Jammie Robinson picks it off and returns the ball to the FSU 43.


- Florida State trails 7-0 with the ball.

- Tate Rodemaker becomes the third quarterback to see action for the Seminoles in the first half.

- Rodemaker's pass is complete to Ward but moved back due to offensive pass interference. 

- Florida State will punt after another miscue on offense.

- Jordan Travis just returned to the field. He's still in full pads and is throwing on the sideline.

- Emory Jones finds a wide-open receiver over the middle for another third-down conversion. FSU's defense has been consistently out of position.

- Brownlee crashes down in run support to bring Jones down for a loss.

- WOW! Kalen DeLoach steps in front of Jones' pass to pick off Florida State's second pass of the first half. 

- Jordan Travis is back at quarterback.

- Malik McClain gets tackled on the sideline. Pass interference on Florida.

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- Offsides on Florida. 2nd and 3.

- Travis guns a pass over the middle to Jordan Wilson for a first down. Following the play, Dillan Gibbons is called for an unnecessary roughness penalty.

- Travis finds a wide-open Parchment in the secondary to get Florida State on the cusp of the red zone.

- JT keeps it himself and uses his elusiveness to gain 15 yards. The Seminoles are in scoring position.

- TOUCHDOWN. Travis runs it in himself from nine yards out. 

- Florida State and Florida are tied at 7 with 6:45 to play in the first half.

- Jammie Robinson delivers another nice tackle to force third and five. 

- Jones finds a receiver for the conversion. 

- Jarvis Brownlee goes down with an injury after the Gators gain a first down.

- Florida State calls a timeout with 1:21 to play in the half. Third and 3 coming up for the Gators.

- Jones finds his running back out of the backfield for another third-down conversion.

- With the Gators inside the ten, Jones throws his third interception of the half, this time to Jarvis Brownlee in the end zone. 

- Timeout Florida State with 21 seconds remaining in the half. FSU is at its own 33.

- Travis slides and takes a late hit. Personal foul on the Gators. Ball moves into UF territory at the 44.

- The clock expires on a Travis scramble. The game is tied at 7 at the break. Florida State gets the ball to begin the second half.


- Florida's kick goes out of bounds. Florida State starts the third quarter at the 35.

- The Seminoles go three and out. Mastromanno will punt.

- The officials call targeting on Darion Williamson's tackle on the punt returner. That's terrible.

- Florida drives down near the red zone before FSU's defense can make a stop. The Gators will attempt a 35-yard field goal. 

- The kick is good. Florida takes a 10-7 lead with 11:09 to play in the third quarter.

- Jordan Travis throws a dime down the right sideline and Ontaria Wilson comes down with it. That play goes for a gain of 37 yards.

- Darius Washington gets bull-rushed and Travis is brought down for a sack. Second and 12.

- Travis finds a seam and hits it up the sideline for 16 yards and a first down.

- Third and nine coming up.

- Travis is sacked again and he loses the ball. Thankfully, an offensive lineman jumps on top of it. Fourth and 16 from the Gators 36.

- Mastromanno pins Florida at its own one-yard line. 

- Florida State's defense holds to force a three and out. The Gators will have to punt deep in their own territory. 

- Ontaria Wilson muffs the punt and Florida recovers at the Florida State 33.

- Poor tackling once again allows the Gators to convert on third down. UF is in the red zone. 

- First and goal for Florida.

- Gators score a touchdown on third down.

- Florida leads 17-7 with 2:09 remaining in the third quarter.

- Travis is intercepted on a deep pass. Florida takes over on offense at its own 32.

- The Gators are finding a rhythm on the ground as Pierce bursts into FSU territory.


- Florida State trails Florida 17-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

- The Gators drive for another touchdown after the Travis interception and this one might be over.

- The Seminoles trail 24-7 with 12:36 to play in the 2021 season.

- A huge run by Travis has Florida State in enemy territory. 

- Malik McClain hauls in a catch for a conversion on third down. 

- Ward hits a hole and gets into the end zone. Florida State cuts the deficit to 24-14 with 9:46 to play in the game.

- The defense forces a punt.

- Travis Jay fair catches the punt at the FSU 17. 

- Travis is sacked on second down and he can't gain enough his legs on third.

- Florida State punts. Florida has the ball with 5:12 to play.

- The Seminoles force the Gators into a three and out.

- FSU has the ball at its own 9 with 3:55 left. Score remains 24-14.

- Travis hits Ja'Khi Douglas for a first down but it's under review.

- The ruling on the field stands. Florida State has the ball at its own 40 with 2:44 remaining. 

- Timeout Florida with 1:39 left. The Seminoles have the ball at the Gator 12.

- Pass interference on UF in the end zone. FSU has the ball at the 2.

- Camren McDonald scores but pass interference on Florida State negates the touchdown. 

- Travis hits Ontaria Wilson for a touchdown. The Seminoles trail 24-21 with 44 seconds left.

- Florida State falls to Florida

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