Following a disappointing loss to Virginia in the final seconds of last week's contest at Doak Campbell, the Seminoles will travel south down I-75 to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to take on their in-state rivals Florida in a battle for the Governors' Cup.
On the whole it could be said that the season for the Seminoles has been sprinkled with disappointment: a near-loss to then-No.1 Oklahoma, a flat performance against Clemson, a road loss to Wake and most recently the defeat to Virginia have all seen BCS and ACC title hopes drift down the drain.
But nothing quite heals a wound like a win over a rival and while the history with Miami is longer, the hatred for Florida runs deeper. There may not be as much on the line as in years past, but there's still plenty to play for this year. Pride notwithstanding, the winner of this game gains a foothold in the recruiting battle in Florida, a state notoriously stacked with Division I talent.
Here are three keys for the Seminoles if they want to capture a victory on the road in Gainesville.