Florida vs Florida State: Prediction, Picks, Spread, Football Game Odds, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel

Florida and No. 16 Florida State resume their rivalry on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, with both competing not just for bowl positioning but for the bragging rights that come with one of the state’s most prestigious rivalries in sports. Those two programs combined to win six national championships (three each) between 1993 and 2013, becoming the faces of the sport at a time when college football’s popularity was exploding across the country.

The Gators lead the all-time series 37-26-2 and have a three-game winning streak against the Seminoles. Florida State has been the more successful team thus far, but recently climbed to No. 16 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Meanwhile, Florida just lost to Vanderbilt in Nashville for the first time since 1988 to fall to 6-5 on the season.

But as Billy Napier’s first season at the helm in Gainesville, Fla. comes to a close, there remains one big success that can be accomplished in the 2022 season, and that’s continuing the program’s winning streak against a hated rival. Florida State, on the other hand, needs a big win and some help elsewhere to open the door to an appearance in the New Year’s Six after what would be a 9-3 showing here in Year 3 for Mike Norvell.

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The Seminoles strive to: When Florida State lost three straight games against division rivals midway through the season, falling to 4-3 overall in late October, few imagined this year’s team could potentially finish as the second-highest ranked team of the ACC in the final College Football Playoff rankings. But that’s where we are now that the Seminoles have returned to action, unfazed by the losses, and the season’s wins have become the focus, not the disappointing setbacks. This current four-game winning streak features wins of 25 points, 42 points, 35 points and 32 points.

Anthony Richardson among the best all-around QBs in the country: The Gators have a productive and versatile rushing attack with three different players ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in yards per carry. Running back Trevor Etienne has an explosive element that creates big plays on offense, and Montrell Johnson has also been solid on the year. But the real key to the Gators’ ground game is quarterback Anthony Richardson, who is one of only three FBS players with 2,300 yards passing and 600 yards rushing on the season and currently ranks second in the FBS among quarterbacks with an average of 6. 6 yards per carry.

Arizona State Link: Along the way to taking over two of the most storied programs in the entire country, both Norvell and Napier shared a stop on the coaching journey as Todd Graham’s offensive coordinator at Arizona State. Norvell was Graham’s offensive assistant in Tulsa, co-offensive coordinator for Graham’s lone year in Pittsburgh and then offensive coordinator for four years at Arizona State before being hired as head coach at Memphis. Napier replaced Norvell, joining the Arizona State staff after four years as the wide receivers coach at Alabama, but then was hired for his own head coaching opportunity, taking over at 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.
television: ABC | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

Florida vs. Florida State prediction, picks

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An interesting downside to the Florida-Florida State rivalry is that while the series has been heated, the 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 have another double digit win here on Friday, this one for the home team. Prediction: Florida State -9.5

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