The Florida State Seminoles won their second straight victory against arch rival Florida. The Noles put together a dominant defensive performance, forcing four Gator turnovers and holding the Florida offense to just 184 yards of total offense.
The Seminoles didn’t do much offensively, either. FSU was held to just 95 yards of total offense. EJ Manuel finished 6-of-13 for 65 yards and was sacked 4 times.
Devonta Freeman scored twice and had 44 yards on 15 carries.
FSU DB Terrance Parks put the game away midway through the 4th quarter with a 29 yard interception return for a touchdown.
Florida avoided a shutout by forcing a fumble deep in FSU territory. Freshman QB Jacoby Brissett hit Quinton Dunbar in the back of the endzone for a 6 yard score to avoid a shut out.
Florida Senior QB John Brantley completed his tough final campaign in Gainesville by tossing three interceptions and getting knocked out on the final drive of the first half.
Brantley finished 9-of-15 for 104 yards and the 3 picks. Brissett didn’t fare much better, getting sacked twice while going 4 of 13 for 27 yds, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Florida running game was grounded as well, held to just 54 yards, 42 of those by Chris Rainey.
The victory was the second straight for FSU over the Gators.
The Noles wrap up the regular season at 8-4. Florida is bowl eligible despite their 6-6 finish.