Despite a rash of injuries, devastating losses including a humiliating loss to Georgia Southern; the University of Florida can still end the season on a high-note on Saturday. They just have to do what no one else has been able to do, slow down the Florida State Seminoles.
The Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten Conference have historically been the conferences that like to run the football the most. But the Atlantic Coast Conference is moving the football on the ground at the highest rate since 1996.
Two Florida football teams going in the opposite directions will meet Friday afternoon, but it’s not Florida and Florida State. Instead it’s an upstart Florida Atlantic University Owls team battling a moribund Florida International University Panthers team.
The Miami Hurricanes ran out to a 7-0 record, but have crashed back to earth with two straight losses. Now, the canes are heading to North Carolina to take on a Duke team that is more than ready to spring the upset on the football field. No, seriously.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston remains under investigation by Tallahassee Police for an alleged sexual battery that happened almost one year ago.
Florida State has mowed down every opponent that has stepped into their path this season with a deadly efficient offense and a defense that confuses quarterbacks quicker than stereo instructions.
His name is still reviled in South Florida for lying to the fans and quitting on the Miami Dolphins. But he’s revered in Alabama for taking the Tide back to the top of the college football world, but will Bama fans’ attitude towards Nick Saban be about to change?
Through three seasons at the University of Miami, head coach Al Golden has dealt with more than his fair share of problems. Through it all, he’s pointed at Virginia Tech as the program he is chasing, and imitating, in the ACC.
The Florida State Seminoles have never been a team to shy away from playing the toughest non-conference opponents and that will be the case next year as well.
Coming off a 41-14 thrashing of the Miami Hurricanes, the Florida State Seminoles have reached a relatively easy part of the schedule as the team sets its sights on the ACC and BCS Championship.