Oddsmakers expect Florida State to beat Northern Illinois in the 2013 Orange Bowl by double digits.
The Florida Gators are having trouble selling tickets to the 2012 Sugar Bowl, having sold only 6,500 of their 17,500 ticket allotment. Previous Florida bowls have had the same problem, including when Tebow was in town.
Florida Gators all-purpose threat Loucheiz Purifoy has seen his role expand and is ready to excel in all three facets of the game.
The latest in a long line of elite Ball State punters will play his final game against Central Florida in the Beef 'O' Brady Bowl.
Florida State has eight trips to the Orange Bowl in school history, but it hasn't always been a joyous occasion. The school lost their first two trips to the bowl, both against Oklahoma, and they haven't won there since 1996.
Despite the fact that the Orange Bowl is held in Florida, Northern Illinois has distributed more tickets so far than Florida State has.
Florida State's recruiting efforts could be boosted by their appearance in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day, their second game in Miami this season.
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