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College football Saturday: Florida heads to Georgia, Florida State battles Duke

Florida has the biggest game of its season on Saturday. Florida State, meanwhile, plays Duke in maybe the biggest game of the modern era for the Blue Devils.

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Florida speedster breaks arm, likely done

Forida receiver Solomon Patton suffered a broken arm early against Georgia on Saturday.

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Tomahawk Nation breaks down 48-7 win over Duke

The Florida St. Seminoles easily took care of the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, winning 48-7. The Blue Devils are bowl eligible for the first time since 1994, but they're still a long way from being able to compete with the best teams in the ACC. Florida State is simply on a different level athletically than Duke, and the proof was on the field on Saturday night. SB Nation's Florida State blog, Tomahawk Nation, broke down just how far apart the two teams are, statistically.

Breaking down how much better the Seminoles were, on a yards-per-play basis:

Through three quarters, Florida State held a 45-7 lead and had run off 458 yards on 47 plays (9.7/play), while holding Duke to just 202 on 61 plays (3.3/play). Florida State's EJ Manuel was far from sharp. But when he connected, he connected big. As in 282 yards on only 16 passes (8 completed), an incredible 17.6 yards-per-attempt and 35 per completion.

On why leaving quarterback E.J. Manuel in the game late into the fourth quarter was a poor decision:

Coach Jimbo Fisher was trying to prove a point to his offense about finishing drives and games, after the FSU attack fumbled three times in the quarter, and FSU did run only 47 plays through three quarters (a low number for three quarters), but his move exposed Manuel to unnecessary hit after unnecessary hit as the game was well in hand.

The Seminoles next play on Nov. 8th, when they travel to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech in a potentially dangerous Thursday night matchup. After that, they travel to Maryland before ending the year at home against the Florida Gators.

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Jimbo Fisher happy with Seminoles' play

The Florida State Seminoles had no trouble with Duke on Saturday. Check out what FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher had to say after the game.

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USF falls apart at the end, lose 37-36

USF has to watch as the Orange celebrate their game-winning drive that keeps the Bulls winless in Big East play.

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Gators go down to Georgia, 17-9

The Georgia Bulldogs were able to hold on late against the No. 2 Florida Gators, giving the Bulldogs control of their destiny in the SEC East

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Noles' look to beat hard-charging Blue Devils

E.J. Manuel will look to air it out against the up-and-coming Duke Blue Devils on Saturday.

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Troy vs. FAU gameday guide

Florida Atlantic is hoping to end a lengthy losing streak.

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Western Kentucky vs. FIU: TV schedule, game spread

Florida International faces Western Kentucky on Saturday looking for its first Sun Belt win.

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UCF looks to stay unbeaten in C-USA play

UCF heads to West Virginia to take on Marshall in a key C-USA showdown.

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USF, Syracuse square off in key Big East duel

USF continues to search for its first Big East conference victory against Syracuse on Saturday.

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Florida vs. Georgia 2012: Game time, TV info, odds

The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs go head-to-head in an SEC East Division showdown.

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