The Florida Gators closed out their 2014 home schedule with an emphatic 52-3 win over FCS foe Eastern Kentucky, and now look to spoil Florida State’s season when they travel to Tallahassee on Saturday. Kick-off between the Gators and Seminoles is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium with coverage of the game airing nationally on ESPN. The Baltimore Gator Club will again host a watch party for the game with all of the festivities taking place at The Greene Turtle in McHenry Row. So come on out in your best Orange and Blue and watch as the Gators try to take down the Seminoles.
Florida (6-4, 4-4 SEC) scored early and often against an out-matched Eastern Kentucky squad on its way to a 52-3 home win on Senior Day. The win made the Gators bowl eligible and gave UF its third win in its last four games. They will now look to improve their standing this weekend in Tallahassee. Freshman quarterback Treon Harris threw for 162 yards and two scores before being relieved by Jeff Driskel who was an efficient 9-for-11 for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Driskel also rushed for a score in his appearance, but head coach Will Muschamp announced that Harris will start against FSU.
Florida State (11-0, 8-0 ACC) escaped another close call at home, defeating Boston College, 20-17, to extend its nation-long win streak to 27 consecutive games. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston completed 22-of-33 passes in the contest, connecting for one touchdown, but also throwing an interception. The redshirt sophomore has relied on Rashad Greene and Nick O’Leary as his primary receiving targets and the duo has combined for 123 catches for 1,613 yards and eight touchdowns.
The road team has won each of the last three games in the series as the Gators maintain a 35-22-2 all-time record against their in-state rivals. The Seminoles rolled to 37-7 victory last year in the Swamp en route to a national championship, but Florida won the year before in Tallahassee, 37-26, thanks to 24 fourth quarter points.