2010 SEC games - No. 9 Florida at Florida State


Published: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 11:06 p.m.

No. 9 Florida at Florida State

When: Nov. 27.

Why it's must-see TV: This is one of the most intense rivalries in all of football. The hate is present no matter where the teams are ranked or what their records are coming into the game. The Seminoles look like they're on the road to recovery under new coach Jimbo Fisher. A win on Nov. 27 likely would indicate the Seminoles are back as national contenders.

All-time record: Florida leads the series 33-19-2.

Recent history: The Gators are on a six-game winning streak against the Seminoles that started with a victory in Tallahassee in 2004. Urban Meyer is 5-0 against the Seminoles.

Quick hit: Ron Zook still catches lots of grief from UF fans. But you have to give him this: He helped reverse one of the most depressing trends in UF football history when he beat FSU at Doak Campbell in his final game at UF. It was the Gators' first win in Tallahassee since 1986. The legendary Steve Spurrier was 0-5-1 coaching at Doak, which shows you how bad things used to be for the Gators in Tallahassee before Zook flipped the switch in 2004. The Gators haven't lost there since.

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