Florida vs. Florida State: Prediction, Selection, Distribution, Soccer Match Odds, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel

Florida and the No. 16 state are renewing their rivalry on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, with both battling not only for bowl positioning but also for the rights that come with one of the sport’s most prestigious intrastate rivalries. These two programs resulted in six national championships (three each) between 1993 and 2013 and became the faces of the sport at a time when college football’s popularity was skyrocketing across the country.

The Gators lead the all-time streak 37-26-2 and are on a three-game winning streak against the Seminoles. So far, the more successful team has been Florida State, recently climbing to No. 16 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Florida, meanwhile, lost to Vanderbilt for the first time since 1988 in Nashville, falling 6-5 on the season.

But as Billy Napier’s first season at the helm draws to a close in Gainesville, Fla., that leaves a major achievement that could come in the 2022 season, continuing the program’s winning streak against a hated rival. On the other hand, Florida State needs a big win and some help elsewhere to open the door to an appearance in the New Year’s Six after Mike Norvell would have posted a 9-3 there in Year 3.

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The Seminoles strip: When Florida State lost three straight games to division opponents midway through the season and fell to 4-3 ahead of bye week in late October, few could have imagined that this year’s team could potentially finish second-ranked in the ACC- Team in College Football Playoff Final Rankings. But that’s where we are, after the Seminoles got back into the game undeterred by losses and the focus throughout the season was on wins rather than disappointing setbacks. This current four-game winning streak has been notable for their blowouts, with 25-point, 42-point, 35-point, and 32-point wins.

Anthony Richardson among the top all-purpose QBs in the country: The Gators have a prolific and versatile rushing attack with three different players who rank in the SEC’s top 10 in yards per carry. Running back Trevor Etienne has an explosive element that makes for big plays up front, and Montrell Johnson has also been solid all year. But the real key to making the Gators’ ground game work is quarterback Anthony Richardson, who is one of only three FBS players with 2,300 passing yards and 600 rushing yards on the season and currently ranks second in the FBS among the quarterbacks averaging 6.6 yards per carry.

The Arizona State Connection: On their way to taking on two of the most prominent programs in the country, both Norvell and Napier made stops as offensive coordinator for Todd Graham at Arizona State. Norvell was offensive assistant for Graham at Tulsa, offensive coordinator for the only year Graham spent at Pittsburgh, and then offensive coordinator for four years at Arizona State before being hired as head coach at Memphis. Napier replaced Norvell and joined the Arizona State staff after four years coaching wide receivers in Alabama, but was then hired for his own chance as head coach and took over in Louisiana.

How to watch Florida vs. Florida State live

date: Friday, November 25 | time: 7:30 p.m. ET
location: Doak Campbell Stadium – Tallahassee, Florida.
TV: ABC | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)

Florida vs. Florida State Prediction, Tips

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It’s an interesting aspect of the Florida-Florida State rivalry that while the series is heated, results have rarely been close in recent years. Since 2007, only two games between Florida and Florida State have been decided by single digits. I think we’ll get another double-digit win here on Friday, this time in favor of the home side. Forecast: State of Florida -9.5

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