Miami coach Al Golden was unhappily correct. To beat Florida State, Golden said in the days leading up to the annual Hurricane-Seminole showdown, his team would have to find a way to throw a knockout punch against the defending national champions.
The Florida Gators won’t have their head coach Will Muschamp back next year. After a struggling season, the coach is out after the final two games of the regular season vs. Eastern Kentucky and Florida State.
Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score late in the fourth, and No. 2 Florida State continued its season of rallies by erasing a 16-point deficit and topping Miami 30-26 on Saturday night.
This may have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Florida’s Will Muschamp.
Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper in overtime, giving South Carolina a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday.
When Florida State and Miami meet this weekend, their game will feature the current Atlantic Coast Conference leader in touchdown passes, yards per attempt, yards per completion and quarterback rating.
Jameis Winston also will be there.
At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has turned the ball over at the worst rate of his collegiate career during his last three games. The Heisman winner threw two more interceptions during the 34-20 win against Virginia on Saturday and now has six in the last three games.
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.