Florida Gators: A Look Ahead to the Florida State Seminoles
Well, college football arrives at one of the most exciting weeks of the year, rivalry weekend. In the state of Florida, both fan bases of the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles always pencil this one on their calendar. This is, of course, after they finished the Thanksgiving turkey just two days prior. These two teams hate each other. I have talked to both fan bases and the one team they hate is each other.
This has been a not so good year for the Seminoles they have fired head coach Willie Taggert. The Seminoles are at 6-5 and will make a bowl game, unlike last year. The Gators, on the other hand, are currently ranked 8th in the nation. Despite losing quarterback Feleipe Franks for the year. Head coach Dan Mullen has turned the program around. Look for UF to come out and end their four-game losing streak.
The Seminoles have won their last two games. They are also riding a four-game winning streak against the Florida Gators. Like I said above they fired Willie Taggert after they lost to the Miami Hurricanes. If they win this Saturday evening it would a huge way to end the season. The struggles have been at quarterback and offensive line. This, of course, spells trouble because the Gators are so good on defense. The Seminoles will have to stay away from turning the ball over. On the flip side, they will have to keep the Gators out of the end zone. The best thing is they are coming off a bye week. They had a good team that many thought would be better this year. The fans had some doubts that started after they started to take leads in the first halves of games and blow them in the second.
The Florida Gators have had another successful season under Dan Mullen. Like I said above they lost quarterback Feleipe Franks in the Kentucky Wildcats game. Kyle Trask took over and has filled the role quite well. The Gators have been solid on defense all year. The scary part about them is they are young. Thus many of them will be coming back next year. Like the Seminoles, they are also coming off a bye week. The Gators have also won their last two games after the loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. Many of the fans want and always want to beat the Seminoles. Of course, losing the last four has left a sour taste in their mouths. This year’s game is a late evening kickoff and it will be at home for the Florida Gators. This game looks like it could be one-sided but it might be closer than many think.
These rival games are always exciting. This one I think will be no different. I think the losing streak will end. The Florida Gators are the better team. The Seminoles will be hoping for an upset. If they can beat the Gators it would knock them out of the top 10 in the country. Let’s see how the game goes.
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