Florida vs. Florida State 2012: Turnovers cost Seminoles

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

SB Nation's Florida State Seminoles blog, Tomahawk Nation, believes it was the turnovers that cost the Seminoles their rivalry game against the Florida Gators.

The Florida State Seminoles entered Saturday's rivalry game at Doak Campbell Stadium with a 10-1 record and as the No. 10 ranked team in the nation, but both of those things changed for the worse after the No. 4 Florida Gators handed the team a 37-26 loss.

Despite getting off to a slow start and falling behind 13-0, the Seminoles entered halftime with some momentum after successfully making a 50-yard field goal to end the first half. Florida State came out scoring a pair of touchdowns and taking the lead.

While Bud Elliott of SB Nation's Seminoles blog, Tomahawk Nation, notes the team moved the ball well offensively, but the turnovers, including three interceptions from senior quarterback EJ Manuel, ultimately led to the undoing of the team.

Florida State's offense gained 4.9/play, which is 0.1 off of the 5.0 goal from the preview. But, four turnovers by the senior quarterback make the offensive performance a fail.

Even with the loss, Florida State remains in control of the ACC Atlantic division, will now look to recover against Georgia Tech on neutral site.

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