NCAAF Game Recap - Florida State at Florida
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:30 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 30, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Florida State (6-6)

7

0

10

0

17

(8) Florida (10-2)

7

23

7

3

40

Swamp success: No. 8 Florida ends 4-game home skid vs FSU
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:59 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida receiver Kadarius Toney stopped in the end zone, struck a pose and pointed to the scoreboard as Florida State players walked by.

He was taunting the rival Seminoles - at halftime. The game was essentially over at that point, and everyone knew it.

Kyle Trask threw three first-half touchdown passes, including two to Freddie Swain, and the eighth-ranked Gators hammered the Seminoles 40-17 to end a four-game, home losing streak in the series.

"That's bragging rights for your neighbors," said Florida's Dan Mullen, who improved to 6-0 in his coaching career against FSU.

The Gators (10-2, No. 11 CFP) locked up consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time in a decade, finished unbeaten at home for the first time in four years and celebrated their first winning streak against FSU since 2009.

Florida scored touchdowns on four of its first five possessions, needing two fourth-down conversions to get the first two, and was able to start celebrating long before the final seconds ticked off the clock.

"I think it was just a big statement for us," Trask said. "We haven't been getting a whole lot of respect around the country."

Pass-happy and pretty much one-dimensional, Florida picked apart FSU's beleaguered defense - a rarity in a series that typically features stout defenses.

Trask completed 30 of 41 passes for 343 yards, including two short ones to Swain that went for scores. One of 22 seniors recognized before their home finale, Swain caught a screen pass, waited for a block, split two defenders and sprinted 19 yards to cap the opening drive. He made it 20-7 in the second quarter when he broke a tackle near the sideline, outran one defender and bowled through another at the goal line.

Swain watched the second half from the sideline in street clothes because of a sprained knee. He finished with five receptions for 62 yards.

"He's done a great job," Mullen said. "He's a great leader for us."

Fellow senior Van Jefferson also had two TD catches, one from Trask and another from backup Emory Jones. Another senior, graduate transfer Jon Greenard, had three of Florida's eight sacks.

"It gets you choked up," Greenard said. "It's bittersweet."

The sold-out Swamp was rocking most of the night, and the home crowd got something it hadn't seen since Tim Tebow's senior season in 2009 - a victory over FSU in Gainesville. The Gators had lost four in a row at home in the series by a combined 85 points.

The stadium was packed until Evan McPherson's field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter. That put Florida up 23 and sent thousands scrambling for the exits.

No one really expected the Seminoles (6-6) to keep it close; oddsmakers had them as 17 1/2-point underdogs.

Longtime assistant and interim head coach Odell Haggins had hoped to strengthen his case to replace fired coach Willie Taggart. But the Seminoles showed some of the same issues that plagued Taggart's tenure.

"We didn't perform the way we wanted to, doing the little things right," Haggins said. "I articulated to my team: the lesson we learned tonight is bigger than football by creating great habits throughout your life."

FSU was flagged for being offside after stopping a fourth-down run and was later penalized for illegal formation before the Seminoles recovered a muffed punt. The Gators scored after both miscues.

The 'Noles had a few highlights, but one stood out.

James Blackman threw a backward pass to receiver D.J. Matthews, who ran across the field, eluded two defenders, slipped out of an ankle tackle and then flipped an underhanded pass to Tamorrion Terry for a 25-yard gain that set up a field goal.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: The Seminoles gave up eight sacks and finished with 250 yards, resulting in another lopsided loss in the series. Whoever the next coach is will inherit a program with plenty of deficiencies.

Florida: Mullen stated his team's case to make a New Year's Six bowl. He tried to run up the score late when he called a fake punt on a fourth-and-1 play at his own 19. Punter Tommy Townsend was tackled short of the markers.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Florida should remain in the top 10 of the AP college football poll, especially with No. 5 Alabama, No. 9 Minnesota and 10th-ranked Michigan all losing.

KEY INJURIES

Florida State: Safety Hamsah Nasirildeen, the team's top tackler, left the field on a cart and with an air cast on his left leg in the second quarter. Nasirildeen notched his 100th tackle of the season before getting hurt. He became the fourth FSU defender since 2000 to accomplish that feat and first defensive back.

Florida: Defensive end and fifth-year senior Jabari Zuniga, one of the team's most disruptive pass-rushers, missed his seventh game of the season. Zuniga should be able to play in Florida's bowl game.

UP NEXT

Florida State: Will play in a bowl game for the 37th time in the last 38 years. The Seminoles failed to become bowl eligible last year and missed the postseason for the first time since 1981.

Florida: Hopes to land a spot in the New Year's Six, likely the Orange or Cotton.

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Passing

FlaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Blackman 23 14 60.9 0 150 45 0 80.0
D. Matthews 1 1 100.0 0 25 25 0 118.8
Fla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Toney 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
K. Trask 41 30 73.2 3 343 47 0 122.3

Rushing

FlaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Akers 17 102 6.0 50 1
J. Travis 5 7 1.4 4 1
Fla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Townsend 1 0 0.0 0 0
E. Jones 7 33 4.7 15 0

Receiving

FlaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Terry 7 131 18.7 45 0
G. Nabers 3 22 7.3 9 0
Fla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Toney 4 65 16.3 47 0
F. Swain 5 62 12.4 23 2

Fumbles

Returning

FlaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Bolden 2 21.0 0 25 0 - 0 0
Fla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Toney 0 - 0 0 1 12.0 0 12
T. Cleveland 1 40.0 0 40 0 - 0 0

Punting

FlaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Martin 6 263 43.8 53
Fla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Townsend 2 78 39.0 42

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

FlaSt Fla
Points For 17 40
Total Yards 250 467
Rushing Yards 69 77
Passing Yards 181 390
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/25 35/48
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 13 26
Penalties - Yards 13/97 3/25
Time Of Possession 6:06 54:54
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 8/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 2/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter FlaSt Fla
Fla 4:41 TD Freddie Swain 19 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 0 7
FlaSt 9:01 TD Jordan Travis 1 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter FlaSt Fla
Fla 1:14 TD Dameon Pierce 1 yd run (missed kick) 7 13
Fla 4:05 TD Freddie Swain 23 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 7 20
Fla 9:54 TD Van Jefferson 13 yd pass from Kyle Trask (Evan McPherson kick) 7 27
Fla 14:50 FG Evan McPherson 50 yd FG 7 30
3rd Quarter FlaSt Fla
FlaSt 2:47 FG Ricky Aguayo 48 yd FG 10 30
Fla 8:26 TD Van Jefferson 6 yd pass from Emory Jones (Evan McPherson kick) 10 37
FlaSt 10:07 TD Cam Akers 50 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 17 37
4th Quarter FlaSt Fla
Fla 0:04 FG Evan McPherson 21 yd FG 17 40

Game Information

Stadium: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Attendance: 89,409
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