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FSU vs. Florida: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  Kelvin Benjamin #1 of the Florida State Seminoles misses a pass during a game against the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 28, 2013

The 2013 rivalry game with No. 2 Florida State (11-0) on Saturday in Gainesville will serve as a painful reminder to Florida of just how wrong this season has gone.

The Seminoles will enter this game just two wins away from an almost guaranteed shot at playing for the national title. Those kinds of stakes are nothing new for this game. 

Florida doesn't have quite as much to play for. The Gators are 4-7 on the season and have lost six straight. Last week, they lost to FCS school Georgia Southern. 

Georgia Southern only attempted three passes in that game and didn't complete a single one. 

Meanwhile, the Seminoles continue to look like complete juggernauts. 

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 23: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles makes a pass against the Idaho Vandals during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles beat the Vandals 80-14. (Pho
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Last week, the Seminoles faced a vastly overmatched Idaho team, but the fact they put up 80 points is still an impressive example of this team's explosiveness. 

The Seminoles have had an easy schedule lately, but in their last three, they have outscored opponents 198-20. There is little reason to think Florida can reverse this trend of domination. 

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla. 

TV Coverage: ESPN

Spread: FSU -27 according to VegasInsider.com

 

Injury Report

All injury info via USA Today.

Florida State
PlayerPos.StatusInjury
Wilson BellGOutknee
Ira DensonGOutshoulder
Greg DentWRSuspendedlegal/disciplinary
Jarred HagginsWROutknee
Kevin HapleaTEOutknee
Tyler HunterSOutneck
Isaiah JonesWROutfoot
Jeremy KerrTEOutknee
Nile Lawrence-StampleDTQuestionableconcussion
Mario PenderRBOutacademics
Matthew ThomasLBOutshoulder
Florida
PlayerPos.StatusInjury
Alex AnzaloneLBOutshoulder
Andre DeboseWROutknee
Jeff DriskelQBOutbroken fibula
Dominique EasleyDTOutright knee
Chaz GreenTOutshoulder surgery
D.J. HumphriesTOutknee
Matt JonesRBOutknee/leg
Tyler MooreTOutelbow
Antonio MorrisonLBOutknee
Tyler MurphyQBDoubtfulshoulder
Jeremi PowellLBOutknee
Marcus RobersonCBSuspendedsuspension/ankle
Matt RolinLBOutknee
Jordan SheritDEOutknee
Michael TaylorLBOutknee
Colin ThompsonTEOutfoot
Nick WashingtonDBOutshoulder

 

Top StorylinesCan Florida stay competitive? 

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  Jordan Reed #11 of the Florida Gators misses a pass during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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This isn't likely.

The Seminoles' average score per game this year is 55.2-11.4. Boston College finished by the closest deficit, which was 14. 

If this was another year, when Florida was not terrible, this would be a better question. However, this year, Florida is terrible. 

The defense is solid and 16th in the nation in points allowed, but this team has lost six in a row and even the defense has been suffering. 

Georgia Southern scored 26 last week and Missouri and Vanderbilt scored at least 34 during the Gators' current losing streak. 

Meanwhile, the offense is averaging just 6.8 yards per pass and 3.6 yards per rush. Nothing is going right for the Gators. 

 

Prediction: Florida State 42, Florida 6

I don't see any reason to think Florida will keep this game close. The offense is going to find no success against a defense that is second in the nation in points allowed. This will put far too much pressure on the defense, and the Seminoles will wear them down and blow them out. 

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